The Madison County Sheriff's Office has a man in custody who has confessed to many of the air conditioning thefts in the Godfrey area, but they haven't closed their investigation yet.

Lieutenant Kris Tharp says that while they believe that 24-year old, Jacob Fickle of Godfrey is responsible for the majority of the thefts, there is a chance that he might not have acted alone.

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Lt. Tharp also says that they are continuing to monitor Alton scrap facilities and recommends calling your local law enforcement agency if  you see someone or something suspicious in your neighborhoods.

Fickle remains in the custody of the Sheriff's office. He has been charged with 10 counts of theft over $500 and one count of unlawful possession of a controlled substance.

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