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Police have charged a Pennsylvania man with burglary after they say he stole $3,000 worth of pennies from his employer on Labor Day, CNBC’s Steve Kopack reported.
It’s an impressive criminal feat considering that 300,000 pennies weigh more than 1,600 pounds.
Robert E. Napolitan, 34, was charged with burglary, criminal trespassing, theft, and receiving stolen property by Taylor police, according to local media reports.
All the charges are felonies, according to the Scranton Times-Tribune.
Napolitan reportedly filled a steel drum with the coins and wheeled them off Pyne Freight Lines premises using a hand truck, leaving a trail of loose change, according to the Times-Tribune.
Napolitan admitted to the charges.
Police reportedly also found 89 pennies when they searched under the seats and floor mats of Napolitan’s Jeep Cherokee. Security footage captured his vehicle pulling onto the premises early Monday as well.
Napolitan is being held at Lackawanna County jail on $50,000 bail.