Iowa City Man Accused Of Selling Hospital Computers, Keeping Profits
By Lee Hermiston, Reporter
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- An Iowa City man is accused of selling nearly $50,000 worth of University Hospitals computers and pocketing the profits.
Brian C. Manary, 34, is accused of selling new and used computers belonging to UIHC and keeping the money for himself, according to criminal complaints filed by the UI Department of Public Safety. According to a search warrant filed in the case, Manary worked in the Information Technology Department at the hospital from January 2008 until he was fired June 28, 2013.
Manary is accused of selling the university's computers to co-workers and family members up until May 2013, police say.
Manary stole an estimated 35 computers from the hospital, police said. Police have been able to match the serial numbers of some recovered computers with hospital records.
The total loss to the hospital is estimated at $46,158, police said.
Manary faces charges of ongoing criminal conduct, a class B felony; and first-degree theft, a class C felony.