Detectives found that a box truck had arrived at the camp multiple times and that laptops without the required papers were loaded into the truck to remove them, police said. The truck was registered with Attyah Computer Recycling in Ashburn.
On July 14, police were conducting surveillance of the camp when the van arrived, police said. After the truck left the site, detectives stopped it and discovered stolen laptops inside, police said.
The driver, Fadi Atiyeh, 36, of Centreville, was charged with receiving stolen property and stealing with intent to distribute. Atiyeh was employed by Attyah Computer Recycling, so detectives carried out a search warrant at the company, which found additional evidence, police said.
Detectives later arrested Franque Minor II, 35, of Maryland, and Mario Jones Jr., 21, of Woodbridge, who were employees at the Fairfax County Schools warehouse. The men were charged with embezzlement and theft with intent to distribute.
Detectives are trying to determine the full extent of the embezzlement but they believe it began as early as November 2020, police said.
A lawyer for Atiyeh did not immediately respond to a request for comment, and Atiyeh could not be reached for comment. No attorneys for Minor or Jones were listed in the court records, and no phone numbers could be found for them. Attyah Computer Recycling did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
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