EMC engineer steals almost US$1 million of gear

By Jennifer Scott on Jan 10, 2011 2:27 PM
Filed under Data centre

Sold it on the internet.

One of EMC’s employees has pleaded guilty to stealing almost $1 million worth of kit from his employer.

Kevin Kelly, a testing engineer, stole $US930,000 $A933,152) of goods from the storage giant’s North Carolina factory, before selling them on to BL Trading.

According to the court filings, registered at the US Department of Justice in Massachusetts, Kelly used a small bag to smuggle the kit out before selling it on the internet under a pseudonym.

Despite pleading guilty, Kelly will not be sentenced until April when he could face up to 32 years in jail.

He was charged with identity theft, fraud and transport of stolen property and has agreed to pay back US$929,891 to EMC.

BL Trading was also charged with sale and receipt of stolen property, wire fraud and the installing and selling products with EMC firmware that didn’t have the necessary support contracts.

An EMC spokesman said the company had "cooperated with local and Federal officials".

This article originally appeared at itpro.co.uk

 
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