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Maintenance workers arrested for allegedly stealing from renters

Posted: 6:01 PM, May 10, 2012
Updated: 2012-05-10 22:32:03-04
Maintenance workers arrested for allegedly stealing from renters

Two Newport News maintenance workers have been accused of stealing from renters in Denbigh.

Police say Johann Cooper stole nearly $900 worth of gaming systems at Colony Square Apartments.

Officers believe he also may have set a fire in the apartment.

A second maintenance worker, Ronald Eley, is accused of stealing from another apartment just a week later.

Police say he took a laptop then pawned it at a local store.