UI employee accused of stealing change

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UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS (WCIA) — Police arrested a parking meter mechanic on charges of stealing coins from those meters.

63-year old James Dorris, of Champaign, was taken into custody Thursday, at a parking garage in the 1200-block of West University Avenue, Urbana.

Officials say they received an anonymous tip in March Dorrirs was acting suspiciously during his work.

An investigation determined Dorris had been stealing coins for an extended period of time.

The total amount of money stolen is unknown.

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