2nd St. Louis firefighter charged with equipment theft

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ST. LOUIS (AP) _ A second St. Louis firefighter accused of taking construction equipment from a local concrete company has been charged with felony stealing.

Prosecutors charged 49-year-old George M. Anderson on Wednesday. Police say Anderson and 37-year-old Brian Burton were found with stolen equipment at a Webster Groves home.

Both men are free on bond, and Burton is on administrative leave. According to a fire department spokesman, Anderson has 24 hours from the time of his release to notify the fire department of the arrest. Once the department has been notified, Anderson will be placed on administrative leave.

It is not immediately clear if Anderson and Burton are represented by attorneys.