ISU police arrest campus employee who allegedly stole almost $160K from Bone Student Center

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Illinois State University Police made an arrest in the alleged Bone Student Center embezzlement.

According to WJBC, ISU police arrested 58-year-old campus employee Debbie White. White worked for dining services. ISU Police Lt. Jeff Klepec Tuesday said White allegedly stole $161,967 from various Bone Student Center businesses. 

In court Tuesday, it was revealed that restaurants at the Bone Student Center placed cash in a safe and it was allegedly White’s job to remove the money from the safe and place money bags in an office for pickup by armored truck employees. Instead, White has allegedly taken some of the cash for herself over the last few years. 

White, of Benson, was charged Tuesday with three counts of theft, including a Class X felony, which could land her in prison for six to 30 years if she is convicted, WJBC reports.

ISU Police said they arrested White on Monday, which capped a two-week investigation in which a hidden camera allegedly caught her stealing money.

Associate Judge Scott Kording is allowing White to be released on her own recognizance. Prosecutors recommended that White should be held on a $10,000 cash bond.  

She is scheduled to appear in court April 12. 

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