Three City of Lubbock employees have been arrested for felony theft.

Ramauldo Guerrero, Juan Carlos Sanchez, and Jesus Martinez Flores are charged with first degree felony theft, regarding the theft of copper and brass water meter fittings.

Charges against the men, who work for the City’s Water Utilities Department, were upgraded to first degree felonies since the three are public servants.

The City of Lubbock says they are conducting an internal investigation, and will take “any appropriate action regarding these employees when the investigation is complete.”

We’ll bring you more on this story as it develops.