Kentucky officials looking for 2 men accused of stealing thousands in power tools to resell
Published 5:50 am Tuesday, April 27, 2021
Officers are looking for two men accused of stealing thousands in power tools from Kentucky stores and then reselling them to residents.
The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in locating Keith Pardi, 50, and Crutcher Fox, 45, who are wanted for allegedly stealing several thousand dollars worth of hand tools, power and lawn equipment and other items from stores in Franklin and surrounding counties.
“Nearly $3,000 in hand tools alone were recently returned to the Rural King store in Georgetown,” Sheriff Chris Quire said, adding that the tools were recovered from a vehicle belonging to Pardi.
“Fox and Pardi were allegedly stealing these items, primarily from Lowe’s and Rural King, and selling them to other participants in Frankfort and surrounding counties,” Quire explained, adding that both men were indicted in Franklin County on April 6.
Fox is charged with receiving stolen property, first-degree possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), first offense, and first-degree possession of a controlled substance (heroin), first offense, all Class D felonies, and two counts of third-degree possession of a controlled substance (Xanax), a Class A misdemeanor.
Pardi is charged with receiving stolen property, a Class D felony.
Anyone with information about their whereabouts should call the sheriff’s office at 502-875-8740 or anonymously on the Text-A-Tip line at 502-330-3206.