LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Lexington police have charged Leif Morgan with nine counts of third-degree burglary.
Police say Morgan went to different apartments around Lexington in February, March and April. They say he used a drill to break open the locks on the washers and dryers, and then stole quarters from multiple machines.
According to Morgan's arrest citation, he was caught on camera using a tool to break into a laundry room and then stealing more quarters from those machines.
Police said at one location Morgan stole approximately $450 in quarters.
Morgan is expected to be arraigned on burglary charges Thursday.
The amount of change Morgan stole pales in comparison to the clean-up costs property manager Matt Jones says he's paid. He says Morgan stole from three of this properties, and damaged a fourth.
"Hundreds of dollars of coins have been stolen, but once again that is dwarfed by the thousands of dollars I had to spend to kinda counter activity like this," said Jones.
Police are looking into the possibility Morgan is connected to other cases.