Woman who stole UConn equipment avoids jail
ROCKVILLE, Conn. (AP) — A woman accused of stealing more than $29,000 worth of surplus equipment from the University of Connecticut and selling it at a scrap metal yard has taken a plea bargain and avoided jail time.
The Journal Inquirer reports that 51-year-old Lori Goza, of Stafford, was sentenced Friday in Rockville Superior Court to one year of probation. She pleaded guilty to misdemeanor theft.
A UConn spokeswoman says Goza worked at the Storrs campus and supervised the cataloging and removal of equipment from a biology classroom building. The theft investigation began after a surplus X-ray machine went missing in 2016.
Police determined the machine and other items were sold to a scrap metal yard in East Hartford.
UConn placed Goza on administrative leave in August 2016 and she resigned in December 2016.
Information from: Journal Inquirer, http://www.journalinquirer.com