Friday, April 10, 2015

Chicago Radio: Former Engineer Indicted for Felony Theft

John Valenta
Former College of DuPage employee has been charged with stealing from the campus radio station in a scheme similar to one he pulled off four years ago at another local college, according to The Chicago Tribune.

Retired radio engineer John Valenta was arrested Thursday after being charged with stealing more than $200,000 from WDCB 90.9 FM, a professionally run jazz station largely supported by tax dollars and listener donations.

Authorities allege that while working at the station, the 65-year-old Valenta submitted phony invoices from his side business between June 2006 and December 2013 for materials the school never received and work he never performed. If convicted, he faces up to 15 years in prison.

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