At 2:26 p.m. Wednesday, it was reported that someone had fraudulently cashed a check from the account of a church at 604 E. Chalmers St., Champaign. On Oct. 8, a church staff member wrote a check for $1,221 to pay a utility bill and placed the envelope in a U.S. Postal Service mailbox. Sometime between the Oct. 8 mailing and Wednesday, another person had stolen the check, altered the details and cashed it for $9,221.
A U. of I. student reported that credit cards had been stolen from his wallet between 1-2:50 p.m. Tuesday at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Goodwin Ave., Urbana. The student placed his wallet in a jacket and left the jacket at the back of an auditorium during class. At the end of class, the cards were missing.
A U. of I. student reported that her cellphone had been stolen around 8:50 p.m. Friday at the Activities and Recreation Center, 201 E. Peabody Drive, Champaign. The $550 phone was in a locker while the student showered. No information was provided on whether the locker was locked.
Please note: Those arrested are presumed innocent until proved guilty, and formal charges may change as cases are adjudicated. For more information about the incidents listed here, please contact the U. of I. Police Department at 217-333-1216 or .