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Police respond to embezzlement, vehicle thefts Wednesday

Embezzlement at Half Price Books

An employee at the Half Price Books on West Susan Drive was fired Wednesday after he admitted to stealing $4,000 from the cash register since August 2016.

The 29-year-old male employee told police he would wait for a customer to buy books, give him a copy of the receipt, void the sale and then pull the money from the cash register into his pocket.

He also told police he stole DVDs and CDs from the store. He estimated he would steal around $60 in cash and merchandise every day he worked.

The employee told police he stole the cash and merchandise because he was struggling financially.

The case is still active.

Vehicle theft

A female Bloomington resident reported a burglary and vehicle theft Wednesday after she woke up and saw her car was missing.

The woman told police she let her husband’s friend into the house before going to sleep. She woke up 10 hours later at 1 a.m. to find her car and her husband’s friend gone.

Police are still investigating the incident.

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