Claiborne teacher allegedly pawns school property

Published 2:47 pm Monday, September 20, 2021

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A Claiborne High School teacher has made bail after being arrested on the evening of Sept. 16, charged with the theft of a school district-owned computer.

Timothy Wayne Munsey, 44, was employed as a Claiborne High School instructor when he allegedly pawned the computer 14 individual times in a series of pawns beginning on Feb. 24 and ending on Aug. 10.

Tazewell Police Chief Jeremy Myers stated in a citation that he had spoken to Dr. Linda Keck, director of schools, about the stolen laptop computer that was found at Shylock’s Pawn Shop in Tazewell.

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The school system positively identified the computer as school property, according to a news release.

Munsey is charged with theft of property under $1,000. He will be facing the judge during his first hearing on Sept. 28.