New Lebanon, N.Y. man charged with stealing $13K in computer equipment
PITTSFIELD -- A man who's accused of stealing nearly $13,000 in computer equipment from an employer and selling it on the Internet has pleaded not guilty to a felony charge of larceny.
Schuyler Shultz, 30, of Spring Hill Road in New Lebanon, N.Y., was released on personal recognizance after his arraignment Wednesday in Central Berkshire District Court.
Shultz was pulled over by Pittsfield police on Tuesday afternoon for allegedly driving an unregistered and uninsured motor vehicle. Police ran a check and learned he also was wanted on a warrant.
According to a Pittsfield police probable cause report, Shultz is accused of stealing computer equipment from Starbase Technologies, an injection molding company in Pittsfield, beginning in November 2011 until he was fired in July 2012. Shultz, who worked for Starbase as an information technology specialist, advertised the equipment on his own website and on Craigslist, according to the report.
Police said the stolen equipment was valued at $12,821.30.
Before Judge Paul M. Vrabel on Wednesday, Shultz pleaded not guilty to a single count of felony larceny over $250. He had his driving offenses continued without a finding of guilt and will have them dismissed when he pays a $250 fine.
Shultz told the court he planned on hiring his own attorney for the larceny charge and will be back in court in March.
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