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Blotter: TWU employee admits to stealing money from wallet left in marketing building

This blotter covers Aug. 19-Aug. 26. 

A Texas Woman’s University employee told campus police she took money from the wallet of a 20-year-old man after he left it in the Marketing and Communications building Friday, according to a police report. 

The man, who Department of Public Safety Lt. David Law confirmed is not a TWU student, faculty or staff member, said he noticed money missing from the wallet after he went back to retrieve it from the marketing building. An investigator determined the 52-year-old employee was the only person to use their swipe card to access the building. 

When questioned, the employee said she took the money and put the wallet back, according to the report. She returned the money and no charges were filed. 

Oakland Complex – An 18-year-old student told campus police Thursday she let her friend borrow a cellphone Monday which the friend refused to return. Theft charges could be filed if the phone isn’t returned, accordion to the report. 

The case remains under investigation. 

Mary’s Hall – An 18-year-old resident reported her Apple Airpods stolen from her dorm room in Mary’s Hall Friday, Aug. 21, according to a police report. 

The resident told police the Airpods were stolen Aug. 19, possibly by her roommate. 

The case was suspended. 

North Hall – A 18-year-old resident assistant made two separate reports of marijuana smells on the first floor of North Hall Monday, according to a police report. 

The resident said they could not determine what room the smell was coming from when they made the initial report. 

Several resident assistants conducted checks in rooms near where the odor was detected after the second report was filed. They identified the room where the smell was likely coming from, but the residents were not in the room at the time. 

The case was referred to Student Life. 

North Hall – A resident assistant reported marijuana odor in the North Hall lobby Monday but could not determine the source of the smell.

The case was referred to Student Life.

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Featured image by Drexiel Desquitado.

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