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Police: $4,000 in high school basketball league fees stolen

December 20, 2019 GMT

NEWINGTON, Conn. (AP) — Police in a Connecticut town are investigating the theft of about $4,000 in town basketball registration fees.

Newington Police said Friday that the theft happened Dec. 13 as town officials were collecting registration fees for the upcoming high school recreational basketball league.

Police say a parks and recreation department employee had left a manila envelope containing cash, checks, and credit card information unattended at a registration table set up in the Mortensen Community Center gymnasium.

The employee returned a short time later to find it missing.

Police say roughly 100 teenagers were in the gym at the time of the theft. They’re asking anyone with information about the incident to call the police department.