- Associated Press - Friday, July 18, 2014

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A former University of New Orleans computer engineer is accused of clearing out his campus office of nearly $10,000 in electronics. Police say he then filing a false police report in an attempt to conceal his crime.

NOLA.com/The Times Picayune (https://bit.ly/1wDTIDK ) 72-year-old Walter Brannon was arrested Wednesday on charges theft and filing false public records after New Orleans police detectives used tracking software to trace a missing laptop computer to his home in Picayune, Mississippi.

Police say a search warrant executed by the Pearl River County sheriff’s deputies turned up that computer and several other items in Brannon’s home that had been reported stolen from the university in late June.

Brannon is free on $5,000 bond.

It was unclear whether he has an attorney.

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Information from: The Times-Picayune, https://www.nola.com


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