Man faces theft charges over stolen parts, gas from Ford plant

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Posted on May 8, 2014 at 3:27 PM

Updated Thursday, May 8 at 4:47 PM

Louisville, Ky. (WHAS11) - A Leitchfield man faces theft charges after police said he stole parts and gas while working that the Kentucky Ford truck plant.

50-year-old Stephen Whitworth was arrested at the Chamberlain Lane plant on May 7.

According to court records, employees noticed parts missing from a warehouse, so security started watching the area.

Police said while Whitworth was working, the security guard saw him throw two items over the fence by a box truck that he had parked outside a fence.

The next night, police said employees found a large diesel fuel spill by where Whitworth was parked. Employees also said they Whitworth had filled fuel containers in his trailer without paying.

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