Inspector General Joseph Fisch says Parole Board Chairman George Alexander took the computer home in 2007 when he worked as the director and commissioner of Erie County’s probation department.
Officials say he never returned the computer and denied having it. An antitheft monitor installed on the laptop traced it to his house.
Alexander told officials he forgot he had it. Fisch says Alexander’s son had used the computer to access Web sites including MySpace.com, Facebook.com, and various adult sites.
Alexander is expected to face charges.