Franklin Academy employee charged with embezzlement
Posted September 22, 2011
Updated November 12, 2013
Wake Forest, N.C. — An employee of Franklin Academy in Wake Forest faces accusations that he stole computers from the school and tried to sell them on the Craigslist website, according to search warrants.
Stephen B. Johnson, 26, of 1127 Thornrose Way in Wake Forest, was charged Monday with one count of embezzlement.
Officials of the charter school noticed Monday that an Apple Macbook was missing, and an employee found a listing on Craigslist for the Apple, authorities stated in the warrants. When contacted, the seller sent a serial number that matched with the missing computer.
On Tuesday, school officials noticed an HP Compaq computer was missing.
Johnson turned over one computer to authorities on Monday, and investigators found the other computer during a search of Johnson's home Tuesday evening, the warrants state.