Sunday, January 14, 2007

Denver Schools Find Missing Computers on Ebay

By Monte Whaley
Denver Post Staff Writer
Article Created: 01/10/2007

Two suspects in a school-computer burglary ring figured they had the perfect place to fence their ill-gotten goods, authorities say: the online auction house, eBay.

Unfortunately for the arrested teenagers, school officials had the same idea.

Acting on a hunch, Poudre School District security personnel checked eBay on Jan. 4, after the latest in a string of break-ins at schools in Larimer County.

"They were sitting around thinking, 'Now where would those things turn up?"' said Fort Collins police School Resource Officer Suzanne Rice. "Sure enough, they took a gander, and there they were."

Up for bid were what appeared to be most of the 32 computers and other electronic equipment taken from Fossil Ridge High School.

Police and school officials contacted eBay, which passed along profile information that led to the arrests of two male 17-year-olds who now face burglary and theft charges.

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