CHARLESTON COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - A 33-year-old janitor is behind bars after detectives say he stole 27 iPads from a Charleston County elementary school.
The Charleston County Sheriff's Office charged Marshall Kendrell Scott of Yonges Island with grand larceny. He was given a $15,000 bond Wednesday night.
Scott's charges stem from an investigation that started on July 27 when deputies spoke to the principal of EB Ellington Elementary School on Old Jacksonboro Road.
The principal said that during a recent audit school officials discovered that 27 iPads were missing from a locked storage school, and recently began to suspect Scott as being the person responsible for the theft.
A sheriff's office report states school officials told deputies that they had heard someone in the Hollywood area was selling iPads, and that Scott lives in Hollywood.
In addition, authorities say someone returned one of the stolen iPads when they realized it belong to the school.
According to school officials, Scott is the school janitor and has access to all school grounds.
On Tuesday, detectives interviewed Scott who confessed to stealing the iPads.
According to an affidavit, Scott told detectives that he placed the iPads in a recycling bin, took the recycling bin to his vehicle and placed the iPads in his vehicle.
The principal told detectives that Scott did not have permission to possess the iPads, since they belong to the school district and they had been ordered by the district for student use.
The Charleston County School District released the following statement:
The Charleston County School District is committed fully to cooperating with the Sheriff's Office during this ongoing investigation. Further, this district intends to push for prosecution under the fullest extent of the law.