KSU Police charge man with stealing laptops
by Laura Braddick
lbraddick@mdjonline.com
June 13, 2011 06:58 PM | 4099 views | 15 15 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend | print
KENNESAW — Kennesaw State University police have charged a man with stealing 13 laptop computers, together worth more than $40,000, from campus last month.

Aleus Utreta Viveros, 24, of Atlanta, was arrested May 31 after he was recorded on video removing laptops from a locked cabinet in the social sciences building. According to Kemper Anderson, deputy chief of KSU Police, Viveros was employed by a company contracted by KSU’s custodial services and had been on the job for three weeks.

University police installed the camera after several Apple Macbook laptops, valued at $3,632 each, were reported missing on May 23, according to the police report.

Viveros used an employee’s access card to enter the classroom, according to the police report. That employee, Bernard Koren, a KSU custodial worker, admitted giving Viveros the card after first denying knowing anything about the missing computers, according to the police report.

Kemper said Koren violated KSU policy in giving Viveros the access card.

Viveros confessed to taking laptops three occasions between May 16 and May 26, police said. He is charged with two felonies, burglary and theft by taking.

He remains in the Cobb Jail without bond. An immigration hold has been placed on his release, according to jail records.

None of the laptops have been recovered.
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Mark Hoerrner
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June 15, 2013
I'm stunned by the lack of education in these comments. First, it was an outside contractor. The university is not required (nor is any other business) to verify the immigration status of contract labor. In addition, he could well be here legally on a work visa, but now that he has committed a crime, he will likely be deported. Second, Colotl did not come to the US by choice, did not "steal" a slot from any student (KSU has NO cap on student admittance) and committed no crime other than her illegal status. Out of the illegal immigrants in our community, she abides by our laws, pays taxes, works and contributes meaningfully to society. She's exactly the kind of immigrant we want. This guy is a criminal and will be tried, convicted, imprisoned, fined and deported at the end of his sentence.
TRUTH HURTS
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June 15, 2011
HOW LONG BEFORE KSU PROTESTS AND GIVES THIS GUY A FREE EDUCATION. THEY WILL PROBABLY MAKE HIM A PROFESSOR! I WILL BE LAUGHING FOR WEEKS KSU.
KSU staff
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June 15, 2013
You're an idiot
People read
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June 15, 2011
Before posting comments, you should read the article first. The person arrested is NOT a KSU student or KSU employee. He was employed by a company contracted by KSU's custodial services. I think it's safe to say that he is here illegally since immigration has placed a hold on his release from the Cobb County Jail.
KSUStudent123
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June 14, 2011
KSU should be making sure that the contractors that they utilize also follow the laws. I'm pretty sure that government agencies (or government schools) are not supposed to do business with companies that don't follow employment laws.
Buddy888
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June 14, 2011
I think the people making the comments here may need to go back to school to learn how to read, but its unlikely they would meet the admissions requirements. The accused thief was hired by a company contracted by KSU, not by KSU and there is no mention that he is in the US illegally. Even if someone is here legally, they are deported if they commit a felony offense.
Nancy Grace
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June 14, 2011
Oh Goody Now I have more information to help keep the Illegals here so they can now take without authorization whatever they want. How's the private contractor thingy working out now for KSU now??? I'm sure E-Verify was completed but wait, Coltti will bail him out. Being here legally is not the problem however, it's the illegal ones that need to be cuffed and stuffed..
Send them home!
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June 14, 2011
Maybe Dr. Papp should stick his nose where it doesn't belong again and ask ICE if he can stay here and work. Since Jessica Colotl got a pass, shouldn't every illegal immigrant? All they do is suck the life out of our community. Case and point. And KSU didn't hire him, a seperate company that KSU contracts out to hired him.
Brian30101
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June 14, 2011
Gee, an "immigration hold has been placed on his release". Maybe ask Dr. Papp about illegal immigrants now?
Sendintheclowns
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June 14, 2011
He should be allowed to stay and the law ignored just like that clotti girl. Fair is fair!
An immigration hold
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June 14, 2011
Why is KSU hiring illegals? I will no longer send my KSU Alumni dollars to them to support this craziness! Done!
Bob Bummer
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June 14, 2011
Fry him.
evan gammage
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June 14, 2011
I suppose he will not be welcomed to the KSU family by Dr. Papp.
Robert Jessee
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June 13, 2011
DID anybody check for a green card?
KSUStudent123
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June 13, 2011
A immigration hold sounds like he might not be legally in the US. Why did KSU hire illegals? Is this what is happening with state dollars?
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