County IT Employee Arrested for Embezzlement
Fair Oaks Police District – Kevin Jefferson, 43, of Maryland, has been arrested for embezzling more than 150 Wi-Fi routers.
FCPD Detectives were notified on Sept. 13 after employees of Fairfax County’s Department of Information and Technology (DIT) discovered 178 Mist Wi-Fi Access point routers were unaccounted for and a company in Massachusetts was in possession of 112 of the County’s routers.
Detectives determined Jefferson identified himself as an independent traveling network technician and sold the routers to a company in New Jersey. The New Jersey company then distributed the routers to the Massachusetts company. The investigation discovered Jefferson also concealed 48 Wi-Fi routers at a Fairfax County Fire Station. These 48 routers were recovered and only eleven routers currently remain unaccounted for. This morning, Jefferson turned himself in at the Adult Detention Center and has been charged with embezzlement. He has been placed on administrative leave pending an internal investigation.
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