UNF employee arrested for theft

Photo by Keri Weiland

Gordon Rhyne

Correction: Due to a reporter’s error, Taurean Watson’s first name was misspelled in an earlier version of this story. Updated Nov. 19 at 9:45 a.m.

A UNF Physical Facilities employee was arrested Nov. 7 for charges of grand theft, according to a UPD police report.

The suspect, Taurean Watson, was caught on a surveillance video taking an Apple Macbook from the Wells Fargo ATM lobby in Building 8, according to the report.

UPD said the surveillance video showed a Physical Facilities employee in uniform taking the computer.

According to UPD, Brown was was brought in for an interview Nov. 7 during which he admitted to taking the laptop with the intention of turning it in.

The victim, Matthew Mills, said his computer was returned to him Nov. 8, but said his data had been erased from the computer.

The Spinnaker contacted UPD in order to obtain a copy of the surveillance video. UPD said the video should be available on Nov. 19.

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