A janitor was arrested Wednesday after admitting to several thefts of money at Parkview Elementary and a theft from Chi-Hi last October.
Quin M. Kilmer, 18, 323 1/2 Stanley St., Chippewa Falls, was arrested by Chippewa Falls Police on multiple counts of theft.
According to Police Capt. John Liddell, Parkview Elementary reported a total of 15 thefts from classrooms and the main office had occurred at the school between 3 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. on Jan. 6.
Parkview Principal Samantha Hoyt said a teacher had contacted her about some money missing out of her purse. Hoyt said the thefts were from classrooms and the main office.
Liddell said the the individual amounts varied, but the total taken was estimated at about $900.
Police called Kilmer, a custodian at Parkview, to interview at the station on Wednesday. During the interview, Liddell said Kilmer admitted to the thefts at Parkview.
Liddell said police were also investigating an incident of theft from Chi-Hi in Oct. 2011, where someone had broken into a money box in the choir room. The box contained approximately $1,300 in cash and checks for a field trip.
Since Kilmer was working as a custodian in Chi-Hi at the time, police questioned him about that theft. Liddell said Kilmer eventually admitted to that theft during the Wednesday interview.
Kilmer was arrested and released by Chippewa Falls Police.
Chippewa Falls School District Superintendent Tom Hughes said Kilmer was a substitute janitor and was not under full-time employment with the district.