Clint ISD employee accused of stealing at least 100 iPads from the district
EL PASO, Texas (CBS4) —
A Clint Independent School District employee is accused of stealing at least 100 iPads from the district, according to the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office.
Philip Andrew Acosta, 37, was arrested Thursday after a spokesperson with the Sheriff’s Office said Acosta was linked to the theft of dozens of iPads.
Acosta is the chief technology officer for the Clint ISD Department of Technology and Information Services.
Clint ISD had reported 150 Apple iPads stolen from several schools over a period of three months.
Deputies and detectives discovered that Acosta had been selling the stolen iPads, officials with the Sheriff’s Office said.
Investigators searched Acosta’s home and vehicle on the day he was arrested and discovered several stolen iPads that belonged to Clint ISD.
About 100 recovered iPads have been linked to Acosta, investigators said.
Acosta was charged with theft of property of over $30,000 and booked into the El Paso County Detention Facility on a $75,000 bond.
The Sheriff’s Office is asking anyone who bought an iPad or any other electronic device from Acosta to contact detectives at 915-851-3281. Deputies want to remind the public that anyone who bought an iPad with the school district’s markings on them from Acosta or any other Clint ISD employee, is in possession of stolen property.