stealing 14 new laptop computers from Peaslee Elementary School computer lab "had access to the master keys for the building as his father is the head custodian at this school," according to Westborough District Court records.The man accused of
Brian M. Walsh "sold four laptops to Pleasant Pawn Shop in Worcester" and "gave eight more of these new laptops to his associates who also ended up selling them to various Worcester pawn stores," according to court records.
Walsh is accused of stealing 14 MacBook Pros, valued at $1,182 each and $16,548 total, from the school around Aug. 9, court records state.
"Mr. Walsh was present at the Peaslee School several times during the week when it is believed the laptops were stolen," according to court records.
Detectives recovered 12 of the computers through their investigation. The investigation also led to Walsh's arrest.
Walsh, 24, of 277 Dudley Oxford Road, Dudley was arraigned Friday on the charges of larceny over $250, and larceny from a building.
Judge Vito Virzi ordered Walsh held on $2,000 cash bail and to stay away from the school.
Walsh has "a record of numerous convictions for larceny," court records state.
Walsh faces an Oct. 3 pre-trial hearing.