Weekend Crime Report: Dec. 2 to Dec. 4

The following crimes were reported to Tulane University Police Department during the weekend of Dec. 2 to Dec. 4.

Forgery involving counterfeit money:

A manager at the Lavin-Bernick Center food court reported to TUPD that she discovered a $20 bill that she believed to be counterfeit at 8:09 a.m. on Dec. 2.

The bill was tested and determined to be counterfeit. Officers interviewed cashiers and logged the counterfeit money into evidence.

Officers notified the Criminal Investigative Unit. CIU will notify the U.S. Secret Service of the incident.


A faculty member reported to TUPD that someone stole his backpack at 4:30 p.m. on Dec. 2.

The faculty member left the backpack in a locked locker in the Reily Center men’s locker room. The backpack contained several credit cards and a small amount of cash.

Officers did not see any signs of forced entry into the locker. They searched the area for possible suspects or witnesses but were met with negative results. Officers were also unable to locate any useful security footage.


Officers responded to a complaint of an off-campus theft at 2 p.m. on Dec. 4.

The reporting student said her phone was taken by an unknown individual while at The Boot Bar and Grill.

A report was filed with New Orleans Police Department.

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