Police: UI employee stole carpet

BY DI STAFF | APRIL 29, 2011 7:20 AM

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University of Iowa police have arrested a university employee after she allegedly sold 1,020 square feet of carpeting belonging to the UI.

Christine Douglas, 36, 1965 Meadow Ridge Lane, was charged April 25 with second-degree theft.

A police report said Douglas allegedly sold carpeting belonging to the UI last June, receiving $500 for payment.

The complaint said she allegedly did not turn over the money to the university.

The total cost of the carpet is $1,693.20.

Second-degree theft is a Class D felony, punishable by up to five years in prison and a maximum fine of $7,500.

— by Hayley Bruce

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