Employee charged with stealing millions in computer gear

Suspect thought to have sold stolen property on eBay

A former employee of a scientific test equipment maker is charged with stealing millions of dollars of computer parts, possibly to resell on eBay.

Police in Massachusetts, emptied the basement of the Waters employee's home of gear marked with the company name and planned to search space he rented in a nearby self-storage facility looking for more.

Glen J. Dias, 49, was charged with larceny over US$250 and released with no bail, according to an account in the Milford [Massachusetts] Daily News.

Police say Dias was asked to resign last month when the company became suspicious of the thefts, then the company called in police to figure out how much he had taken, according to the newspaper. "It's probably in the millions," says Lt. James Falvey, detective commander of the Milford Police Department, the newspaper story says.

Waters hired a moving company to move four truckloads of computer parts from Dias' home, and believes that Dias had been assembling computer gear from the parts and selling it on eBay, the newspaper says.

Dias was employed as a quality manager at Waters and was cooperating with police, the News says.

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