After being notified of the potential theft of school materials by a board member, an investigation was launched by Fayette County Prosecutor Larry Harrah.
The investigation, handled by the Sheriff’s Department, found the Director of Operations for the Board of Education, David Keffer, 45, of Oak Hill, took copper piping from Collins Middle School in Oak Hill with out permission on multiple occasions. Investigators say Keffer allegedly sold the copper piping to a local scrap purchaser for cash.
Keffer has been arraigned on three felony counts of Entering without Breaking, one felony count of Grand Larceny, and one felony count of Destruction of Property. Keffer was released on bond. The investigation is still ongoing.
If you have any information regarding this incident, contact the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department at 304-574-3590, or through our Facebook page “Fayette County Sheriff’s Department,” or you can contact Crime Stoppers of West Virginia at 304-255-STOP. This incident remains under investigation by Captain S.L. Campbell of the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department.