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Lake City IT manager accused of stealing $200k in computer equipment

4:42 PM, Oct 7, 2013   |    comments
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LAKE CITY, Fla. -- An IT manager in Lake City was arrested in September for allegedly ordering over $200,000 worth of iPads and other computer equipment on Anderson Columbia's dime then keeping them for himself.

According to authorities, after Jerami Robinson took the items, he sold them to Hankins Computers in Lake City.

Thursday, Columbia County Sheriff's deputies served two search warrants simultaneously at Hankins Computers and the home of Robinson and allegedly found stolen property linked to Robinson.

The investigation started after management of Anderson Columbia, a construction firm, notified the Sheriff's Office that they were seeing inconsistencies in the company's invoices. 

An inquiry by staff of Anderson Columbia showed items ordered by Robinson did not match the invoices given to the company for approval. 

The investigation allegedly showed that several iPads and other computer equipment were ordered, but didn't show up on the company's inventory.

Robinson was arrested by the Columbia County Sheriff's Office on fraud and theft charges Monday, September 16. 

Anderson Columbia believes the investigation could reveal the thefts to total over $200,000.

During the investigation by the Columbia County Sheriff's Office Detective Division, some of the stolen items were found to have been sold from online auction sites. 

Other stolen items were found locally and found to be purchased from Hankins Computers in Lake City.

This investigation continues and further arrests are pending.

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