A Harvard student has been charged with the theft of more than $1 million worth of school books, equipment and other school supplies.
The student, identified by police as 20-year-old Franklin High School senior Jacob Devena, was arrested Wednesday in his home in Northborough, Mass., according to a statement from the Cambridge Police Department.
Deven, who is from Brooklyn, New York, has been suspended from school and is facing a charge of unauthorized possession of property, police said.
The theft is the latest in a series of high-profile incidents in which school supplies were stolen in Massachusetts.
The most recent incident involved the theft last month of a backpack and the subsequent seizure of $2.5 million in cash, the Boston Globe reported.
DeVea has been placed on unpaid administrative leave pending an investigation, police told WBZ-TV.
Police have also been called in to assist with a $2 million theft in October that was connected to the school’s book program.
In August, a Boston school district said a student who was caught on camera stealing school supplies was suspended for one year.
The boy in that case, a freshman at Northborough High School, was not charged with a crime.