Campus Crime

Compiled by Quinn Storm, News Editor

Tag Switching
On Jan. 9 at approximately 11:30 a.m., the Bookstore Manager and finance person reported to Schoolcraft authorities that she suspected a suspect of retail fraud. The manager claims the suspect brought a Thule Backpack up to the counter to purchase; these backpacks usually retail for around $79, but when she rang it up it said $20. She was surprised, and noted to the suspect that it was a good price to which he replied, “yeah, I know.” Later, at around 3 p.m., the manager found a Thule tag on the floor by the backpack display, which stated the price as $74.99. After the manager spoke to the suspect, she is certain that the bookstore personnel did not mismark the bag and the suspect committed retail fraud. The Schoolcraft Campus Police located the suspect who then admitted to switching the tags because he did not think he had enough money to pay the full price. The suspect has been required to pay restitution to the bookstore.
Bathroom Break In
On Jan. 20 at approximately 7:15 a.m., a faculty employee advised Campus Police of a theft from the feminine hygiene machine in the unisex bathroom located in RC28. Although the product was still intact, the left side of the door had been forced open and the coin box was empty. The left side door was damaged because of this. The coin box is secured with a lock but there was no damage found to it. Campus Police does not know how many coins were stolen from the machine, how the subject removed them or when it was done. There is no video surveillance and police do not have a suspect at this time.