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A CCSD special education instructor was jailed Wednesday for taking iPads from school and offering them at close-by pawn stores, cops said.
Amanda Mirkovich is an unique education instructor at Myrtle Tate Elementary School.
Clark County School District police apprehended Mirkovich for theft, possession of stolen residential or commercial property, grand larceny, and acquiring cash under false pretenses.
CCSD cops found out exactly what was going on when they ran a routine check of pawn databases in Clark County.
That’s when they got a hit on two iPads, missing out on from Tate Elementary. Authorities had the ability to connect them to Mirkovich and her pal Robert Oseguera. He pawned one of the taken iPads for $399, inning accordance with police. Oseguera was accuseded of belongings for stolen residential or commercial property.
He originally informed authorities that he didn’t know the iPads had been taken and claimed he bought them on Craigslist, according to the arrest report.
Mirkovich was worked with by the school district in 2013, cops said.
“It’s simply not right,” parent Alejandra Fogg stated. “There’s a lot of other ways to set about than taking.”
Parents stated they were disturbed to hear an instructor was implicated of stealing from students.
” [She’s] not a very liked teacher today,” Fogg said.
Her pal Robert Oseguera confessed to cops he helped her erase the information, so that the set might sell them to Money America Super Pawn.
“She’s eliminating from our kids,” Fogg said. “That’s home utilized to educate our kids.”
Moms and dads stated the school sent them an automated message about Mirkovich’s arrest.
“I’m surprised,” parent Jeree DeJarnette stated. “Now I seem like I want to put my kids in a different zip code.”
They called this unreasonable and less than professional.
“That right there – that’s ruining whatever,” DeJarnette said. “That’s making this whole school look bad.”
“If it’s not attack, it’s them breaking their rights as kids,” Fogg said. “Now it’s taking. And it resembles no surprise a lot of individuals wish to home school their kids.”
When cops interviewed Mirkovich she rejected the claims, stating she would never ever steal from the school.
Moms and dads weren’t buying it.”She is out of line and I hope they do fire her,” DeJarnette said.
Parents said they’re turning this into a mentor minute for their kids.
“As a parent, how do I tackle discussing this to an eight-year-old, what took place?” Fogg stated. “I don’t want him to feel like okay, so she steals – is it all right if I take? Because that’s not right.”
Mirkovich is no complete stranger to Super Pawn. A shop worker showed Mirkovich’s transactions in 2018.
In addition to the iPad, flagged by authorities, she likewise sold numerous watches, a GoPro video camera and a wedding event ring set. The pawn store staff member added they do unknown if things are stolen, unless a police report is filed.
CCSD said its iPads are engraved with ‘Property of Clark County School District.’
Inning accordance with the police report, Oseguera sold 5 more iPads to pawn stores. Police were still investigating if those come from CCSD.
CCSD authorities stated Mirkovich will be ‘designated to house’ once she is launched.
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