I NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATIOIY ARLINGTON, VA 22230 I - O f f i c e of Inspector G e n e r a l DATE: March 20. 1995 FROM : d VIA: m SUBJECT: Theft of A .. at University of I - TO: Case No. I94070032 On July 19, 1994, we were informed by Dr. of NSF1s Division of Mathematical Sciences. a theft of at the -J I on the campus of the I I . The stolen equipment, I ight personal- a- a and other items. All of this equipment was purchased with NSF fuids under grant no. . - We contacted t h e m police department, which was conducting an investigation into the theft. According to detectives, the equipment was stolen fro- offices on July 9, 1994. There were no signs of forced entry found, and detectives speculated that entry was gained by the use of spare or missing keys. After intenriews with-workers, a forme-worker was identified as a suspect, but the suspect had vanished from the area and could not be located. detectives told us they had no further leads. At OIG1s request, the police department entered the serial numbers of the missing equipment into the National Crime Information Center*(NCIC) to increase the possibility of recovering it. police also informed us that security at t h e m f a c i l i t y would be tightened to prevent on January 3 , 1995, another, similar equipment again occurred ' eath t This at between $13,000 - $15,000, was bought to replace the equipment missing from the first theft. detectives had no suspects in this latter theft, but stated they would inform us of any developments in the case. Due to a lack of investigative leads, and because local law enforcement will inform us of any new developments, this case does not warrant further OIG investigation at this time. This case is closed.
Theft of NSF Property
Published by the National Science Foundation, Office of Inspector General on 1995-03-21.
Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report. (PDF)