Student cited with stealing from campus bookstore

Security officers said they saw the student put a $134 textbook in his backpack.

Sara Schweid

Security officers said they caught a University student stealing a book from the Coffman Union bookstore June 13.

Steve Johnson, deputy chief of police for the University, said Rory Burton-Feeney walked into the store and put a “Problems and Statistics” textbook in his backpack. The book is worth $134, Johnson said.

Security personnel at the bookstore detained Burton-Feeney after they had witnessed the theft on the security camera, according to the police report.

As soon as Burton-Feeney left the store without paying for the book, it was considered shoplifting, Johnson said.

Security personnel filled out a citizen’s arrest form, and Burton-Feeney was cited with misdemeanor theft and released, according to the report.

If police do not witness a misdemeanor theft firsthand, a citizen’s arrest form must be filled out to ensure the alleged thief can be charged, Johnson said.

Burton-Feeney also was given a trespass warning, which means he cannot enter the bookstore for a year.

Incorrect address leads to stolen check

A University graduate student’s refund check was sent to the wrong address and fraudulently cashed.

The student had been awaiting a refund check, and when it did not arrive, he called the University, according to the police report.

They discovered that the check had been sent to the wrong address and had been cashed by someone who had signed the man’s name but given an incorrect driver’s license and Social Security number, according to the police report.

The report did not state the amount of the check.

Johnson said the case is under investigation.