A Philadelphia Streets Department worker and a School District employee have been caught on surveillance video hauling scrap metal from their jobs and selling it to recyclers, officials said Thursday.
The video shows the streets worker using a forklift to put large items such as guardrails and storage containers into a trailer attached to his pickup truck, City Controller Alan Butkovitz said at a news conference at the Municipal Services Building. The employees were not identified.
The School District maintenance department worker, whom Butkovitz said was a locksmith, took scrap metal from various jobs to M Dunn Recycling at 3611 Welsh Rd. The worker sold the items, most made of brass, on more than 30 occasions over a two-year period, Butkovitz said.