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Man posing as DOT worker caught stealing wire in Auburn

AUBURN, Wash. A man posing as a state Transportation Department employee was caught stealing wire from a construction site along a freeway in Auburn.

State Trooper Jeff Merrill says a real Transportation Department employee became suspicious and called the patrol. The phony worker was arrested and jailed.

The department's construction sites are among a number of places that have been plagued by metal thieves stealing wire and other property for recycling.

(KOMO Radio)

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