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Pinellas teacher arrested in Dunedin Middle School iPad theft

DUNEDIN— A Pinellas County teacher was arrested Friday on charges that she stole an iPad from Dunedin Middle School and pawned it to a local Best Buy store.

Julia King, 34, was working as a teacher at the middle school when the iPad was stolen in September, according to Pinellas County sheriff's deputies. Detectives investigated the theft and, on May 8, a routine pawn review of local pawn transactions revealed that the iPad was sold April 26 to a Best Buy store for $145.

King was identified as the seller, deputies said. Detectives continued their investigation until Friday, when they obtained a warrant and arrested King at a home in Palm Harbor.

She was booked in the Pinellas County Jail on a charge of dealing in stolen property and released Friday night on $10,000 bond.

King, of Naples, was hired as a Pinellas County school teacher in 2009, according to school records.

She worked at Dunedin Middle before transferring to East Lake High School, where she currently is employed.

Pinellas teacher arrested in Dunedin Middle School iPad theft 08/24/12 [Last modified: Friday, August 24, 2012 10:46pm]
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