El Paso County Sheriff’s Deputies Arrest Clint ISD Employee; Allegedly Stole iPads, Resold Them

El Paso County Sheriff’s Office detectives and deputies arrested a Clint Independent School District employee for theft of property on Thursday, March 15, 2018, in collaboration with the El Paso FBI Field Division and Clint Independent School District.

According to EPCSO officials, 37-year-old Philip Andrew Acosta,  is the Chief Technology Officer for the Department of Technology and Information Services for the Clint ISD.

Via a news release, law enforcement officials say that Clint ISD officials reported approximately 150 Apple IPads stolen from several schools throughout the district, over the past three months. Through the course of the investigation, detectives and deputies located several of the Apple IPads and Acosta was positively identified as the individual selling the stolen IPads.

A search warrant was obtained for Acosta’s residence and vehicle on March 15, 2018, resulting in the discovery of several Clint ISD stolen IPads.

Approximately 100 IPads have been recovered by the Sheriff’s Office all linked to Acosta.

The Sheriff’s Office is asking if anyone bought an IPad or any other electronic device from Acosta to please contact detectives at 915-851-3287. The Sheriff’s Office would also like to warn any individual who bought an IPad with school district identifying markings from Acosta or any other Clint ISD employee or representative is in possession of stolen property.

Acosta was booked into the El Paso County Detention Facility with a $75,000.00 bond for the offense of Theft of Property over the value of $30K, but under $150K.

No other information is available at this time.

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