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Former Tri-C employee busted

Former Tri-C employee busted

(Cuyahoga County) - 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.

The suspect has been identified as 41 year-old Gregory Wallace of Ira Avenue in Cleveland.

Wallace appeared in Parma Municipal Court this morning and was arraigned on a single count of Felony Theft, with multiple other criminal charges expected later after the case is presented to a Cuyahoga County Grand Jury.

Parma Police Sgt. Kevin Riley revealed, Wallace was employed by Tri-C and worked in the Information Technology Department.

Riley told Newsradio WTAM 1100, over the past year, Wallace removed over a dozen, brand new iMac Computers, several HP Computers, a Smart board and other instructional technology hardware from the IT Department.

After removing the computers and other hardware, Riley said Wallace kept some of the stolen items and would then distribute other items to at least two other individuals, who then sold the stolen items on the street.

Parma Police photos of items inside Gregory Wallace's home.


On June 11, 2014, Parma Police detectives executed a search warrant at Wallace’s Cleveland residence and said they 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.

Riley said the other individuals who were selling the stolen items for Wallace will also be facing criminal charges in connection with this investigation.

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