MARQUETTE Ã‚– Northern Michigan University Public Safety and Police Services has announced the recovery of $40,000 to $50,000 worth of electronic equipment stolen from various campus locations.
Over the past year, NMU Public Safety estimates that more than $100,000 in projectors, video recorders, laptop computers and other electronic equipment was stolen.
Several Marquette residents are being investigated for their roles in the attempted fraudulent sale of the equipment on eBay, an Internet auction site.
Ã‚“This is an ongoing investigation,Ã‚” said Vic Laduke of NMU Public Safety. Laduke and NMU Officer Ken Love are the lead investigators on the case.
Ã‚“We are being assisted by the Marquette Police Department, the Marquette County SheriffÃ‚’s Department, the Michigan State Police and the FBI,Ã‚” added Laduke.
He said the on-campus incidents appear to be connected to a series of break-ins and thefts in Marquette County.