Couple charged with stealing UA servers

Posted: Monday, September 30, 2002

Editor's note: Since the publication of this article in the Sept. 30, 2002 edition of the Juneau Empire, all charges against Maria Antipina were dismissed.

FAIRBANKS - Two former University of Alaska Fairbanks student employees have been charged with stealing two computer servers and selling them on eBay.

Vlad Paverman, 20, and Maria Antipina, 22, are accused of taking the servers from a storage area between Sept. 2 and Sept. 4. The servers are valued at $23,869. Campus police say the married couple sold them on the Internet for more than $8,000.

Paverman was charged with three counts of theft. Antipina was charged with one count of theft. Both are being held at Fairbanks Correctional Center on $10,000 bail.

According to campus police, a worker at the Geophysical Institute last saw the Sun Microsystems servers, a Sun Fire 280R server valued at $22,033 and a Sun Fire V100 valued at $1,836, when he repackaged them into boxes and left them in on a pallet in the storage area.

Four days later, the worker found the boxes empty with packing material strewn about.

Campus police said Paverman confessed to stealing the equipment. Police are trying to recover the servers.

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