Former Estes Park Light & Power superintendent arrested for embezzlement for selling leftover wire

ESTES PARK, Colo. - The former superintendent of Estes Park Light & Power was arrested last month for embezzlement of public property.

Todd Steichen allegedly made arrangements to sell leftover copper wire, according to Larimer County Sheriff's Office spokesman John Schulz. The money was used to pay for a project party and bonuses for non-town employees doing work for the utility.

Schulz said Steichen did this without approval of the Utilities Director and did not adhere to town policies.

Steichen was placed on paid leave on Nov. 1 and resigned from his position on Nov. 5. He was arrested, but is currently free on $10,000 bond.