Two former Anson-Madison Water District officials accused of stealing money from the sale of scrap metal are no longer facing charges.

That comes after the prosecutor for Kennebec and Somerset counties said new evidence turned up in the case against former superintendent Michael Corson, 52, of Madison and former foreman Michael Jordan, 31, of East Anson, according to the Waterville Morning Sentinel.

Corson and Jordan had been charged with felony theft for allegedly pocketing $12,291 from the sale of old water district pipes.

The prosecutor, Maeghan Maloney, did not disclose what new evidence prompted this reversal.

The investigation into the former water district officials came after someone raised concerns to the district’s board of trustees about the sale of the old pipes, the Morning Sentinel reported.

Following the allegations, Corson and Jordan were fired, and management of the water district was turned over to the Maine Rural Water Association. The remaining district employees were laid off, though at least one was later rehired.