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Man faces five years for computer thefts

A 43-year-old Farmington man faces felony theft charges for allegedly stealing two computers from a lab at Dakota County Technical College last April.

According to a complaint filed this week in the Dakota County Attorney's office, Dennis Bryant Greenwood and another individual walked into a DCTC computer lab April 10 and asked two people working there which computers were broken. Individuals in the lab said they didn't know, and Greenwood and the other individual left the room, then came back and left with two of the computers.

Police were alerted to the theft when the second individual, identified in the complaint as Chad DeYoung, confessed while giving a statement to Lakeville police regarding an unrelated crime. The school's chief information officer discovered the computers missing April 17.

According to the complaint, Greenwood admitted in a recorded phone call that he and DeYoung had stolen the computers. He said they sold them to a man in downtown Minneapolis. In the same call he said he traded one of the computers for a computer that had previously been stolen from another individual's home.

If convicted on a felony theft charge Greenwood could face up to five years in jail and fines of up to $10,000.