Teacher arrested for stealing school property

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Dean Desaulniers By Jennifer Thomas Dean Desaulniers By Jennifer Thomas

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- A teacher in Surprise has been arrested for stealing and pawning school property.

Surprise police officers discovered that Dean Desaulniers, 43, had pawned a computer and two digital projectors belonging to Western Peaks Elementary School, which is located near Bell Road and Cotton Lane.

Sgt. Mark Ortega said Desaulniers admitted stealing and pawning the equipment when questioned by investigators.

Desaulniers was transported and booked into the Maricopa County Fourth Avenue Jail for three counts of trafficking stolen property and three counts of theft.