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Local man arrested for stealing thousands from Cedarville University

Andrew DavisA Logan County man who allegedly stole $30,000 from Cedarville University has been arrested on multiple felony charges.

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and Cedarville Police Chief Chris Gillaugh report that Andrew Davis, 30, of 120 1/2 North Detroit Street, Apt. C, West Liberty, was arrested in Indiana earlier this week.

Davis was charged with safecracking, grand theft, and breaking and entering on Tuesday.

Davis, who previously worked for a food service company used by Cedarville University, is accused of breaking into a school administrative building three times and stealing several hundred to several thousands of dollars in cash on each occasion. He is accused of stealing approximately $30,000 during the most recent incident, which happened on Saturday.

Authorities served search warrants at Davis' home in West Liberty Tuesday and his vehicle in Indiana where approximately $20,000 in cash was located and seized.

"Through good police work, police in Cedarville identified the suspect, and we helped track the individual down to Indiana," said Attorney General DeWine. "This arrest is the result of the excellent teamwork between state and local authorities, university security, and authorities in Indiana."

"It is very helpful that BCI is available through Attorney General DeWine's office to assist smaller departments because we don't have the resources that they do," said Chief Gillaugh. "I'm glad that we were able to work together to bring this case to a close."

Surveillance cameras on the Cedarville University campus also played a significant role in assisting authorities in identifying the suspect.

Davis is currently in the Miami County Jail in Peru, Indiana awaiting extradition back to Greene County.

Attorneys with Greene County Prosecutor Stephen Haller's office will prosecute the case. Additional charges are possible.

Cedarville University school administrators, Cedarville University Campus Safety, the West Liberty Police Department, Bellefontaine Police Department, Converse (Indiana) Police Department, Marion (Indiana) Police Department, and Miami County (Indiana) Sheriff's Office assisted in the investigation.

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