CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — A former concessions employee for the University of Northern Iowa pocketed hundreds of dollars from the school and it's unclear if he took more, according to a state audit.
State Auditor David Vaudt said James Kehl took $300 after a women's basketball game in February 2012. Surveillance video shows Kehl, 28, a former assistant concessions director, removing cash from an office safe and putting it in his wallet. His boss later discovered that the money was missing.
The audit said bundles of $20 bills totaling $300 were found in Kehl's wallet when he was later arrested.
The audit flagged more than $17,000 deposited into Kehl's personal bank account between April 2007 and February 2012. Records show most of the money was deposited in even amounts within days of an event at the UNI-Dome, the McLeod Center or West Gym.
But the report said it can't prove whether Kehl took more money because some concession records were not kept, or they were revised.
Kehl was later fired. He pleaded guilty in June to fourth-degree theft.
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