Central Florida Teacher Admits Addiction to Gambling

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Central Florida Teacher Admits Addiction to Gambling

Post by Administrator » Thu Feb 24, 2011 11:43 am

A former Volusia County music teacher who investigators said confessed to having a gambling problem was arrested Wednesday on charges of pawning instruments that belong to University High School in Orange City.

James Morris, 26, is charged with 14 felony counts of dealing in stolen property.

The Sheriff's Office began investigating after six students had their guitars stolen at school. Two guitars, two violins, a digital camera, a video camera and a laptop computer belonging to the school also went missing. The laptop had been pawned twice, investigators said.

Morris confessed Feb. 10 to school administrators that he has a gambling problem and also that he pawned a laptop he checked out and some musical instruments, the Sheriff's Office sai

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