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IRMO, SC (WIS) - Three high school students are among four people arrested in connection with the thefts of 20 iPads from Irmo High School. Deputies are looking for a fifth person believed to be involved.
The school resource officer, who is a Lexington County Sheriff's deputy, arrested the four men. The iPads and iPad Mini tablets were stolen between September 12th and October 17th. All of the stolen tablets were recovered. They are worth about $8,000.
Shaolin Unique Burgess, 17, is charged with petit larceny. He was a student at Dutch Fork High School. He was arrested October 21 and released the next day after posting bail.
That same day, 18-year-old Andrew Josef Hamilton was arrested on a charge of receiving stolen goods. He posted bail the same day as his arrest. Hamilton was a student at Irmo High School.
18-year-old Lamont Antonio Jennings was charged with four counts of receiving stolen goods. He is being held on $6,390 bail. Jennings was a student at Irmo High School at the time of his arrest.
22-year-old Kendrick Allan Thompson was charged with receiving stolen goods. He is out of jail on bond.
Deputies are looking for 17-year-old Jaqualle Dejevoid Jacobs in connection with the thefts. Jacobs does not have a permanent address.
Lexington County Sheriff James Metts says the stolen devices were sold at ATMs at two Columbia-area malls. The ATMs allow people to sell electronic devices for cash. Metts says each stolen tablet was sold for $144 and shipped to a storage facility in California. The owner of the ATMs cooperated with deputies in their investigation and the school district was able to recover the tablets.
All of the tablets were reported stolen by students at Irmo High School.
If you have any information about these thefts or know where to find Jacobs, call Crimestoppers at 1-888-Crime-SC.
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