Couple accused of stealing $65K in school supplies arrested

- A married couple accused of stealing more than $65,000 in school supplies and equipment from an Athens school has been arrested. 

Eric Aguilar and his wife, Sierra Yuhas, were arrested in Banks County last Friday. 

The couple is accused of stealing from W.R. Coile Middle School between June 1 and July 11, during the summer break. 

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"There is evidence that these two were directly involved in taking over $65,000 worth of property from the school including 60 iPads, an ice maker, band/orchestra instruments, copper wiring, and even a meat slicer from the cafeteria," police said on Facebook. 

Investigators said Aguilar was employed at the school and worked with his wife to commit the thefts throughout his employment. The stolen items were being stored in the gymnasium and a hallway while the school building underwent an expansion project.

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Ahead of their arrest, Aguilar was charged with multiple counts of felony theft by taking, misdemeanor theft by taking, and misdemeanor theft by deception. Yuhas was charged with multiple counts of theft by taking. 

Last Friday, August 10, authorities were notified about the couple staying at a motel in Banks County. They were found driving "in a very aggressive manner" along Highway 441. 

The couple was arrested during a felony traffic stop. 

According to investigators, a 3-year-old was found in the back seat of the car. DFACS was called to the scene to assist with proper care. 

Aguilar was also charged with reckless driving. 

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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