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.