University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Police Report

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A U. of I. student reported that cash had been stolen from her room at Illini Tower, 409 E. Chalmers St., Champaign, while she was away Dec. 30 through Wednesday. The room was unlocked.

At 5:03 p.m. Wednesday, the owner of Mandarin Wok, 403 ½ E. Green St., Champaign, reported that a business check had been altered, resulting in a $9,021 loss to the restaurant. The owner sent the check to a vendor Nov. 29. Sometime between then and Dec. 7, the details on the check were altered, and the money was deposited into an unknown person’s account.

A U. of I. employee reported two university-owned tablet computers had been stolen between Dec. 2 and Monday from Mumford Hall, 1301 W. Gregory Drive, Urbana. The computers were left unattended on two employees’ desks. The office suite where they work is typically locked. The total retail value of the two computers is $898.

On Friday, it was reported that a man was the victim of an internet-based scam in August. After searching online for a loan, the man provided his personal and banking information to a website that promised to deposit funds into his checking account. After the funds were deposited, the man was asked by the company to send back a portion of the deposits in the form of cryptocurrency. Four such transactions took place in August. He later discovered that the funds were not deposited, and someone had used his identity to make fabricated fraud claims on his checking account. When the bank discovered this, they reversed the fraud claims and the man’s account became overdrawn by $5,000.

It was reported that a credit card was stolen and later used fraudulently Friday afternoon after it was left in a vehicle parked in a garage in the 600 block of East Green Street, Champaign. The victim was alerted by his bank to $361 in unauthorized charges at a local convenience store and discovered the card was missing from his vehicle.


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