A private security guard, Aleksei Ilnitskiy, 32, of Saugus was arrested Friday, Aug. 9 at 8:45 p.m. for reportedly stealing an Apple iMac computer from Golden Oak Community School in Canyon Country.
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The theft occurred on Sunday, Aug. 4, at approximately 9 p.m. The exact date and time of the theft was determined by security camera footage. When it was discovered that an officer, Ilnitskiy, from the private security company, which is contracted by the school district, was on the campus at the time of the theft, a deputy made contact with him.
While speaking to Ilnitskiy, the deputy learned the he had obtained a key to the school building and that the stolen computer was back at the security company’s main office. Deputies responded to the security company’s office and recovered the school’s key and the stolen computer. Both items were released to a school district representative.
A second stolen computer from another local area school was also discovered inside the security company’s main office. Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station Detectives are currently in the process of investigating when and how the second computer was allegedly stolen.
The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office has since filed one count of felony commercial burglary on Ilnitskiy. Ilnitskiy is currently being held on $65,000 bail at Men’s Central Jail and will appear back in court on Wednesday.
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Source: Santa Clarita News