2 Men Sought in Computer Parts Larceny Scheme

3 men indicted last week on larceny and money laundering charges; 2 men at-large

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    Essex DA's Office

    A jury indicted three men last week on larceny and money laundering charges in a stolen computer parts scheme at a Hewlett-Packard facility in Andover, Massachusetts. Two of the men are at-large and authorities are seeking the public's assistance in locating them.

    Richard Gomez, 30, of Salem, New Hampshire, Jose Padilla, 29, of multiple addresses in Merrimack Valley, and Jose Del Rosario, 28, of Lawrence, Masachusetts, were employed by Hewlett-Packard in Andover.

    All three have been indicted on larceny over $250, receiving stolen property over $250 and money laundering charges. Padilla and Gomez were also indicted for falsifying corporate books.

    The indictments allege that they removed high-value central processing units out of computers and replaced them with inferior parts prior to the computers being shipped from the warehouse.

    The high-value central processing units were allegedly then sold online. They concealed their alleged thefts by repeatedly targeting small portions of large shipments.

    The retail value of the parts stolen from Hewlett-Packard is estimated to be approximately $1 million.

    Arrest warrants have been issued for Padilla and Del Rosario.

    Anyone with information is asked to call: (978) 475-0411.

    Gomez has been arrested is expected to be arraigned in Salem Superior Court in the near future.

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