Man Accused of Stealing Wants Computers, Cash Back
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A Bartlett man accused of stealing more than $100,000 in computer equipment from Walgreen Co. is asking to have two laptop computers, an iPhone and about $25,000 in cash returned to him.
The lawyer for Richard Pickard, 46, of the 500 block of Versailles Lane, said the case is a "misinterpretation by police," and that Pickard will ultimately be found innocent.
"When the time comes, we will be putting in a not guilty plea," defense attorney Michael Salvi of Lake Zurich said. "But, right now, our concern is to get his stuff back. These are very important personal items that were confiscated by police that my client needs."
Pickard was arrested Feb. 14 and charged with theft over $100,000, aggravated computer tampering and computer fraud after police said he stole computer components from the Walgreen Co.s corporate information technology office at 2 Overlook Point in Lincolnshire.
Among the items police say were taken by Pickard who is a subcontractor and not a Walgreen employee was a computer server that operates the phone systems at 75 Walgreens stores in the Chicago area. …