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Theft

All thefts of Augustana College funds, property or property of individuals who are members of the college community should be immediately reported to the Director of Security Services. Security services will make an appropriate investigation. When college funds are involved, the Vice President of Business and Finance will be notified.

It is the policy of Augustana College to report theft to the Rock Island Police Department for further investigation and prosecution. The president has sole authority to forgo referral to the Rock Island Police Department for criminal prosecution.

In the case of thefts of property from individuals on college property, the decision to prosecute is up to the individual victim. Security services will assist the victim in making an informed decision. A decision on whether criminal prosecution is appropriate for a theft does not determine whether or not an accused employee should be terminated or otherwise disciplined.

Updated February 2011