Employee Charged With Stealing Rare Metal

Thousands of dollars worth of rare metal was stolen from a local company and authorities say an employee is charged with the theft.

27-year-old Anthony Everett of Greenville is charged with two counts of obtaining property by false pretense and one count of larceny.

Authorities say Everett admitted stealing 456 pounds of Hastelloy and seven pounds of titanium from his employer, Roberts Welding.

Authorities say Everett and his girlfriend sold about $9,000 worth of the Hastelloy, which is a rare metal.

Roberts welding is the only company in the U.S. that uses Hastelloy. About $6,000 worth of metal has been recovered.


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  • by anthony everett Location: greenville nc on Sep 21, 2011 at 03:03 PM
    dangerous in the wrong hands, maybe if you throw it at someone. this is blown out of proportion to make an example of me whats dangerous was the crane that flipped over at roberts shop a few months ago that they covered up and would not allow any pictures or anyone to talk about. that im sure will be put back in use which they are not allowed to do and if this metal was so dangerous why is roberts not controling where it goes and keeping it secure. they need to look at alot more people than just me.
  • by JusticeForAll on Sep 16, 2011 at 12:45 PM
    Hastelloy is a high-temperature-resistant, corrosion-resistant alloy that is used primarily in making pressure vessels, nuclear reactors, and chemical manufacturing. It's surprising this thief isn't being charged under the Patriot Act, because if this metal fell into the wrong hands, it can be used to build equipment that would be VERY useful to terrorists...
  • by jay Location: kinston on Sep 14, 2011 at 06:51 PM
    Trust me. The courts do not care. its a property crime. He will not serve a day in jail. Have had dozens of employees charged for same thing. Courts dismiss charges. Justice system is a joke
  • by Brian Location: Greenville on Sep 14, 2011 at 08:45 AM
    Thank Mary. That didn't sound right. There are to many machine works companies in the US for Roberts to be the only company in the US to use Hastelloy.
  • by Hastelloy? on Sep 14, 2011 at 12:31 AM
    Sounds like an alloy developed by David Hasslehoff.
  • by Mary Location: enc on Sep 13, 2011 at 06:32 PM
    Glad this man was caught! This article states that Roberts is the only company in the US that uses Hastelloy. Carver Machine Works, a company started by my father, also works with rare metals including Hastelloy... http://www.cmwglobal.com/news.php
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