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Ex-Employee Charged for Stealing Thousands

SCRANTON — Scranton Police charged a man who officers said confessed to burglarizing his former employer in March.

Investigators said Stanley Eskra, 38, confessed he broke into Ben Weitsman Scrap Yard in Scranton and stole a safe that contained $120,000.

Eskra had previously worked at the scrap yard and had been fired a few months before the theft.

According to authorities, Eskra said he stole the money to support his drug use.