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High school student charged with stealing class trip money

Updated: June 2, 2013 2:58PM

A 19-year-old man was charged with theft after allegedly stealing money that was to be used towards a trip for the graduating seniors at his high school.

Kjuan Green, of the 5300 block of West Monroe Street, was charged with seven misdemeanor counts of theft, said Chicago Police Officer John Mirabelli, a department spokesman.

Green collected $3,750 in cash and checks from twenty students to purchase bus transportation and accommodations at a resort in Downstate Utica for a graduation trip, Mirabelli said. But instead of paying for the trip, the teen pocketed the money, police said.

The trip was independent of the high school and planned among the students, said Mirabelli, who declined to give the name of the school.

The students learned of the theft when the bus did not arrive for the trip as planned at Noon on May 18 in the 2900 block of North Hoyne Avenue, Mirabelli said.

Green turned himself into the Belmont police station Saturday afternoon, Mirabelli said.

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