DA: Man fired over porn stole $195k worth of emergency gear

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A man who was fired from his job for allegedly watching porn on his work computer is accused of stealing $195,000 worth of products sold to first responders. (WPVI)

A man who was fired from his job for allegedly watching porn on his work computer and violating a sexual harassment policy is accused of stealing $195,000 worth of products sold to first responders, the Chester County District Attorney's office said.

Thomas Wessells, 55, is a former corporate executive for Witmer Public Safety Group in Sadsbury Township, Chester County. He lived in New Castle, Delaware at the time and now resides in Waterford, New York.

Investigators say Wessells used his position, which he held from 2005 to 2014, to steal products from the company and sell them on eBay. The thefts were uncovered after a company review of his computer usage after he was fired, investigators say.

The stolen items included nine rifle scopes and a fire helmet.

Wessell had nothing to say as he left court on Tuesday, free on $25,000 bail.
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