DETROIT – A Michigan State football player is among 10 men charged in the theft of 104 Detroit Public Schools laptop computers valued at $158,000.
Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy announced the charges Tuesday against 19-year-old Dion Sims and the other defendants. The Spartans list Sims as a sophomore tight end. The school said he has been suspended.
Sims is charged with receiving and concealing stolen property.
The computers were stolen in December 2009 to January 2010 from five schools. Some have been tracked to several states, from California to Florida, as well as Canada and the United Arab Emirates.
Michigan State athletic director Mark Hollis says the school has been aware since February that Sims and family members have been dealing with legal issues.