Charlotte man accused of stealing nearly $80,000 worth of construction materials turns self in


CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - A Charlotte man wanted on 29 outstanding felony warrants turned himself in Thursday afternoon.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police say 30-year-old Sydney Ellis is accused of stealing nearly $80,000 worth of construction materials from Apex Companies LLC on Metromont Parkway.

The incidents reportedly happened on 29 separate occasions between Sept. 14 and Nov. 28 while Ellis was employed at the business.

Ellis delivered the items to recycling centers "for his own gain" instead of delivering them to construction sites on Interstate 77, officers said. The stolen items were building materials that were used in I-77 construction.

Police obtained 29 felony warrants against Ellis for larceny by an employee.

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