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.

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