Custodian for school had sticky fingers, police say
A custodian hired to clean a Northampton County school apparently had his own sticky fingers, police said.
Jamin "Jesse" Cuttino Leggett, 26, of the 300 block of Wyandotte Street, Bethlehem, was arraigned Friday on charges he stole nearly $2,000 worth of items from the Lehigh Valley Academy buildings late last year.
Court documents show that on October 17 and 18 of 2012, Leggett and other employees of Imperial Cleaning Company were in the Lehigh Academy buildings to clean during the overnight hours.
Police said the next day school staff discovered that several items were missing, including digital cameras, iPods and power cords.
A school officials suspected the newly-hired cleaning crew might be to blame, police said.
School surveillance video showed Leggett and another custodian walking throughout the building and not doing any cleaning, police said.
On Oct. 19, school officials met with Leggett and the owner of Imperial. Leggett returned six digital cameras, one iPod, two iPod chargers and a set of iPod earbuds, which he admitted he took from the school, police said.
The items were worth $1,760.
Leggett faces charges of theft by unlawful taking, receiving stolen property and related offenses.
Leggett was taken to Lehigh County Prison in lieu of $5,000 bail.
A preliminary hearing is set for Oct. 17.
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