Janitor arrested for numerous school thefts

2012-01-14T13:00:00Z Janitor arrested for numerous school theftsBy ALICIA YAGER | alicia.yager@lee.net Chippewa Herald
January 14, 2012 1:00 pm  • 

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.

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(3) Comments

  1. utleysays
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    utleysays - January 15, 2012 2:34 pm
    Maybe if they would have given him a $500 bonus he only would
    have only stolen half as much as he did, it is Scott Walkers fault.

  2. weasle
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    weasle - January 15, 2012 6:49 am
    Let he who hath no sin be the first to throw a stone.
  3. ECresident
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    ECresident - January 14, 2012 3:53 pm
    At some point people HAVE to wake up and stop this nonsense. Stealing is not easily forgiven, and most thieves are finding out that getting hired by an employer is not in their future. IF they want to remain on the losing end of life, just keep it up! Laws are being changed in favor of employers. This isnt anything to joke about. Continue to screw up your lives and the results may well be permanent.
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