Lawrence O. Secrease
Charges: Grand Theft (2 counts), Dealing in Stolen Property (2 counts)
UPDATED 8.27.2011 by Julie Montanaro
The Tallahassee man accused of stealing computers from his employer and selling them on eBay has another computer crime on his record, deputies say.
Lawrence Secrease was one of three FAMU students accused of hacking into FAMU's computer system back in 2007. He was sentenced to 22 months in federal prison for it.
F4 Tech Vice-President, Rick Davis, sent WCTV this statement:
"We at F4 Tech are saddened and disheartened that Lawrence choose to make such a poor decision after being given a second chance. We hope that he will learn from this mistake and make better choices in the future."
Tallahassee, Florida - August 26, 2011 -
On August 22, 2011, Rick Davis of F4 Tech contacted the Leon County Sheriff’s Office in reference to the theft of two handheld computers. Davis reported the computers stolen after discovering them missing from the business inventory. The stolen computers were later located for sale on eBay. Davis orchestrated the purchase of one of the stolen computers and was able to verify it was in fact one of two stolen from his inventory. The eBay account was then traced back to “lsecrease04.” Lawrence Secrease was employed at F4 Tech during the time that the computers were stolen.
On August 25, 2011, Property Crimes detectives located Secrease, interviewed him and arrested him after he admitted to his involvement. Secrease was taken to the Leon County Jail.
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