Over the past year, Wallace is said to have removed over a dozen, brand new i-Mac Computers, several HP Computers, a Smart board and other instructional technology hardware from the IT Department.

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PARMA -- Police have arrested a former employee of Cuyahoga Community College in connection with numerous thefts of computer and computer hardware belonging to the college.

He has been identified as Gregory Wallace, 41, of Cleveland. Wallace appeared in Parma Municipal Court Thursday morning and was arraigned on a single count of felony theft with multiple other criminal charges expected later after this case is presented to a Cuyahoga County Grand Jury.

Wallace was employed by Tri-C and worked in the Information Technology Department, according to police.

Over the past year, Wallace is said to have removed over a dozen, brand new i-Mac Computers, several HP Computers, a Smart board and other instructional technology hardware from the IT Department.

After removing the computers and other hardware, Wallace kept some of the stolen items and would then distribute other items to at least two other individuals.

The other individuals then sold the stolen items on the street.

On June 11, Parma Police detectives executed a search warrant at Wallace's Cleveland residence and recovered many of the stolen computer items inside of his home.

The value of all of the stolen property is estimated to be approximately $50,000. The other individuals who were selling the stolen items for Wallace will also be facing criminal charges in connection with this investigation.

Mid-afternoon Thursday, Tri-C released a statement:

Parma City Police Department contacted Cuyahoga Community College in June regarding a computer equipment theft investigation involving Gregory Wallace, a former supervisor in Tri-C's information technology department.

College leaders placed Wallace on administrative leave June 17 immediately after learning of the investigation related to new computer equipment removed from the college. Wallace resigned from the college, effective August 6.

In response to the investigation, Tri-C conducted a college-wide physical inventory of computer equipment and reviewed its processes for purchasing, deployment and disposal of computers and other technological devices.

Tri-C worked cooperatively with Parma police on the investigation.

The Parma Police Department thanked the Cuyahoga Community College Police Department for their assistance in this investigation.

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