- Associated Press - Friday, October 3, 2014

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - After a six-month investigation, police at San Jose State University have arrested a school employee accused of stealing equipment ordered for a major campus technology upgrade.

Police said 39-year-old Jose Javier Farias was taken into custody Wednesday on suspicion of burglary and embezzlement of university property.

The San Jose Mercury News reported Thursday (http://bit.ly/1r80yxI) that the loss was estimated at up to $800,000.

Farias was booked into Santa Clara County Jail, posted bail and was released. It wasn’t immediately known if he has an attorney.

Farias, a network analyst in the IT department, was put on paid administrative leave.

The university is trying to recover the equipment, which includes hundreds of small wireless access devices - each costing about $1,000 - for expanded Internet service.


Information from: San Jose (Calif.) Mercury News, http://www.mercurynews.com



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