A Kansas man has admitted to a scheme involving the theft of expensive calculators in Iowa and other states. Twenty-nine-year-old Caleb Nelson of Wichita pled guilty in federal court in Cedar Rapids to stealing the scientific calculators from Walmart stores in Iowa and other states with the intent of selling them in New York City.
Nelson and an accomplice were arrested in Maquoketa in August and charged with stealing 14 calculators valued at $1,295. He also admitted driving from Wisconsin to Iowa with over 200 stolen calculators valued at over $26,000.
Nelson faces a maximum sentence of 5 years and a $250,000 fine once a sentencing date has been set. His brother Jacob had previously pled guilty to helping transport the stolen calculators and will be sentenced on February 4th.