Instructor accused of stealing laptops from USN - WKRN News 2

Instructor accused of stealing laptops from USN

Posted: Updated: Feb 18, 2014 01:26 PM CST
Shannon Holland, 34 Shannon Holland, 34

A part-time instructor at the University School of Nashville was arrested Monday, accused of stealing laptops from the west Nashville private school over a six-month period.

According to police, Shannon Holland stole laptops from the hallways on September 16, January 29 and February 14.  Holland, 34, taught part-time in the art department but was not employed by the school.

After the first laptop went missing in September, officers were able to track the serial number and learn another Nashville man pawned it.

When the second laptop went missing in January, officers reportedly went to the man's home, found the laptop and discovered he purchased both from Holland.

Last Friday, a third laptop was stolen and Holland reportedly contacted the man about selling it. They arranged a meeting last Tuesday at the U.S. Bank on Charlotte Avenue.

Holland was arrested at the meeting place. The final stolen laptop was located inside his vehicle.

USN Director Vincent Durnan credited both Metro and Vanderbilt police for the arrest.

"Security is a top priority at USN, and we are grateful to the officers who followed up on our initial reports of missing property," Durnan said in a release.

Holland was an employee of an arts group with whom USN contracts with for part-time instruction.  His employment has since been terminated. 

Holland was charged with three counts of theft and driving on a suspended license. He was booked into the Metro jail on $18,000 bond.

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