A Nashville State Community College co-op employee who worked for the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security's IT department was arrested over the weekend on felony theft charges.
Authorities arrested Edward Covington, 38, following a two-month investigation.
Covington allegedly sold two laptop computers belonging to the state of Tennessee to an undercover agent at a McDonald's restaurant in Nashville.
The computers were valued at an estimated $1,200.
Covington was charged with theft of property over $1,000, a class D felony, and booked into the Metro jail.
The investigation into the whereabouts of a third computer Covington allegedly sold is ongoing.
Police said Covington had served as a contracted employee with the state since June 2011.