TSTC former employee remains in jail after pawning stolen laptop

Thursday, January 10, 2013 - 11:46am

A former TSTC employee remains in jail after he and his friend allegedly stole a laptop from TSTC and pawned it.

According to the arrest affidavit, a report about the incident was filed on January 3 at 3:25 p.m. The report was in reference to a woman, Elaine Fagner, telling school officials that she had purchased an Apple MacBook Pro on December 21, 2012 that possibly belonged to TSTC. Fagner said she purchased the computer at EZPawn, located in the 800 block of North Valley Mills Drive for $997.85. After purchasing the computer, Fagner reportedly told officials that “she discovered information on the computer that led her to believe it was possibly stolen”. Using the device’s serial number, the TSTC official discovered the computer was property of the school and belonged to a TSTC employee.

Fagner attempted to contact Joshua Reynolds, 34, of Waco. Reynolds is the person she believed the computer belonged to, in several attempts to try to find out if the computer belonged to him. After the failed attempts and Reynolds reportedly disconnecting his phone, Fagner felt it was best to turn the information over to authorities.

The school official reportedly contacted Reynolds himself and advised him of the investigation. Reynolds reportedly called the official about five minutes after leaving the meeting and confessed to pawning the computer.

Fagner was instructed to return the computer to the pawn shop where authorities would pick it up as evidence. During their investigation, police discovered David Roberts, 33, of Waco, who is a friend of Reynolds, sold the computer under his name. However, in surveillance video, Reynolds was also present.

Both men were booked on January 7 on a state jail felony for theft. Roberts posted a five thousand dollar bond on January 9. Reynolds remains in jail on a five thousand dollar bond.


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