PARMA, Ohio — A former employee of Cuyahoga Community College has been arrested in connection with numerous thefts of computers and computer hardware totaling a value of $50,000.
According to Parma Police, Gregory Wallace, 41, of Cleveland, was arraigned Thursday on a count of felony theft in the case.
Police say Wallace was employed by Tri-C, working in the Information Technology Department at the time. Over the past year, police allege that Wallace removed over a dozen brand new iMac computers, several HP computers, a smart board and other instructional technology hardware.
After removing the equipment, Wallace reportedly kept some of the stolen items and would then distribute other items to at least two other people. The other individuals then sold the stolen items.
On June 11, Parma police detectives executed a search warrant at Wallace’s home and found many of the stolen items.
The other suspects who were selling the items for Wallace will also face charges, according to police.