Employee charged with stealing $75K worth of equipment from ServiceLink
Feb 23, 2013 (Beaver County Times - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) --
HOPEWELL TWP. -- A Hopewell Township man is facing charges after police said he stole more than $75,700 worth of information technology equipment from ServiceLink, and sold it online.
Nicholas John Padak, 25, of 2418 W. Wade St., is charged with theft, receiving stolen property and unlawful use of a communication device in the case filed Wednesday in Hopewell District Court.
According to a Hopewell police report, Security Manager Greg Busang at ServiceLink told officers that numerous IT items were stolen from the facility on Industrial Boulevard, but the company did not know how long the thefts had been going on.
Police said ServiceLink determined that IT employees sold the equipment, including 800 Cisco telephones, cell phones and laptops, on eBay, and then used the company's mail room to ship the items to buyers.
Padak, who operated under the account name "the-padak" on eBay, was caught trying to ship some of the stolen property from the company, according to police.
Police obtained account information from eBay and discovered that Padak sold $75,702.65 worth of equipment, including numerous toner cartridges valued at $390 each, networking switches valued at $2,500 each, and nearly 150 Cisco telephones valued at a total of $31,600, according to the police report.
During a police interview, Padak, who has worked at the company since March 2008, admitted to stealing the Cisco toners and acknowledge that he had admitted to taking the Cisco equipment when he was questioned by ServiceLink staff, according to the police report.
Padak is tentatively scheduled for a preliminary hearing on March 22, according to online court documents.
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