Audit reveals public school computer thefts

APS computer thefts

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Computers in classrooms are apparently a hot item for thieves targeting Albuquerque public schools.

An audit released Monday shows more than $350,000 worth of equipment was stolen last school year up from the year before.

APS is hopeful this school year will be different.

Two thirds of property that was stolen from classrooms last year were computers, and according to the district, almost half of those thefts can be linked to a trio of burglars.

APS says an audit shows $355,000 worth of computers, TVs and other equipment was stolen during the 2013-14 school year.

Many of those computers were expensive iMacs which cost about $1800 each. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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