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Education

College of DuPage under fire for former employee's theft conviction at Elmhurst College

Denies knowledge

GLEN ELLYN – The College of DuPage is under fire after a media investigation detailed the college's former radio station engineer's criminal history.

WDCB Public Radio's engineer had previously been convicted of theft for crimes he committed while employed in a similar role at Elmhurst College, according to the report.

According to the report, Elmhurst officials contacted the College of DuPage about the theft investigation, but the College of DuPage continued his employment.

In a statement released Thursday, the college denied that anyone from Elmhurst College contacted College of DuPage officials.

“Our investigation has so far showed that we have no record of any communication from Elmhurst Campus Security regarding this former employee, nor have we recollection of anyone contacting us,” College of DuPage Police Chief Joe Mullin said in the statement.

Officials at the College of DuPage said they will continue to investigate the claim that someone from Elmhurst College made contact with them.

In the college's statement, President Robert Breuder recommended to the Board of Trustees chairwoman that they hire an independent investigator to examine the facts of the communication process with Elmhurst College.

The College of DuPage announced in October that it had received information about a possible fraud case at WDCB in December 2013, but did not release any additional information about that case, citing it as a pending investigation that could result in legal proceedings.

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