A expertise worker with a suburban Gurnee college district was charged with theft of presidency property after, based on prosecutors, he stole computer systems and tools from the district and subsequently bought the objects on-line.
In November 2020, an investigation started after Woodland College District 50 acquired a number of calls from people who had bought electronics on Ebay. The gadgets have been locked and displayed a message indicating the gadgets belonged to the district, the Gurnee Police Division stated in a information launch.
David Could, 53, of Lindenhurst, was apprehended Thursday, and a warrant was executed at his dwelling by the Gurnee Police Division, based on the Lake County State’s Lawyer’s Workplace.
The serial numbers of the laptops bought on-line have been discovered to match these belonging to the college district. Investigators tracked the gross sales again to Could by means of pc addresses, authorities stated.
Could was charged with theft of presidency property, digital fencing and on-line sale of stolen property and pc fraud. He admitted taking the computer systems after the warrant was executed at his dwelling, prosecutors acknowledged.
The quantity of the stolen property was stated to be greater than $105,000, based on police.
Citing the college district, the State’s Lawyer’s Workplace stated Could had been positioned on administrative go away as of Friday. He was launched on $5,000 bond and is slated to seem in court docket June 7.