2 Mar 2007

American Samoa police recover stolen school computers

10:46 am on 2 March 2007

Eleven computers missing from American Samoa's Department of Education are alleged to have been sold to a private business.

The Samoa News reports today that a police investigation into the missing computers has revealed that they were sold to a private business and two DOE employees at the warehouse division have admitted they were involved in the sale.

The newspaper quotes unnamed sources as saying that at least seven warehouse employees were involved or have knowledge of the missing computers.

The computers, each costing over $1,000, were part of a 400 computer order for public schools and were paid for by a federal grant.

According to the Samoa News police found six of the missing machines at a local business.