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Police: Couple stole $65K in supplies from Georgia school

Eric Aguilar and Sierra Yuhas/Courtesy Athens-Clarke County Police Department

ATHENS, Ga. - Police are looking for a married couple wanted for stealing more than $65,000 in school supplies and equipment from an Athens school.

According to Athens-Clarke County Police, Eric Aguilar and his wife, Sierra Yuhas are accused of stealing from W.R. Coile Middle School between June 1 and July 11 during the summer break.

"There is evidence that these two were directly involved in taking over $65,000 worth of property from the school including 60 iPads, an ice maker, band/orchestra instruments, copper wiring, and even a meat slicer from the cafeteria," police said on Facebook.

Police say Aguilar was working at the school and teamed with his wife to commit the thefts throughout his employment. The stolen items were being stored in the gymnasium and a hallway while the school building underwent an expansion project.

Aguilar is charged with multiple counts of felony theft by taking, misdemeanor theft by taking, and misdemeanor theft by deception. Yuhas has been charged with multiple counts of theft by taking.

So far, only the ice machine, some school supplies and a few band instruments have been recovered, police say.

Anyone with information about the remaining stolen items should contact Detective Nathaniel Franco, 706-353-4218, Ext. 147 or the Clarke County School District Police.


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