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November 14, 2014: Charges Filed in UCLA MacBooks Theft

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Ricardo Santiago, Public Information Officer
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A former UCLA student has been charged with stealing MacBooks from a library at the university, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced today. 

Seyed Ali Pakiz Hesari (dob 12/6/84) faces two felony counts each of grand theft of personal property exceeding $950 and second-degree commercial burglary, one felony count of vandalism over $400 and one misdemeanor count of giving false information to a police officer. 

Hesari pleaded not guilty in case SA089188 yesterday and is due to return for a preliminary hearing on Dec. 1 in Department 142 in Los Angeles County Superior Court, Airport Branch. 

Hesari stole the MacBooks on Sept. 28 and Nov. 8 from UCLA buildings that include a research library, prosecutors said. He broke a window to gain entry to at least one of the locations, prosecutors added. 

Bail was set at more than $60,000. 

Hesari faces a possible maximum sentence of four years and eight months in state prison if convicted as charged. 

The case is being investigated by the UCLA Police Department.