Two Wayne State University students charged with larceny for stealing checks meant for WDET radio

DETROIT (WXYZ) - Two Wayne State University students are facing serious charges after Wayne County Sheriff's officers discovered they had 12 checks worth $42,373.53. The checks were from various corporations to WDET - the university's public radio station.

Samuel Cooper and Eric Perez, both 18-years-old, were originally accused of stealing a woman's iPad in the Penobscot Building on Tuesday, when officers uncovered the checks.

Officers also discovered eight grams of marijuana.

They both face felony charges of larceny from a building. Cooper also faces a felony charge of identification theft and a misdemeanor charge of marijuana possession.

Cooper and Perez are accused of stealing the checks from a backpack in a dorm room on Wayne State's campus.

A student employee of the radio station was assigned to take them to another location to be deposited when they were stolen.


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