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Police Say $900 Taken from Utah Midsummer Renaissance Faire

Police Say $900 Taken from Utah Midsummer Renaissance Faire

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CEDAR CITY, Utah (AP) -- Police are investigating the online theft of approximately $900 from the Utah Midsummer Renaissance Faire.

Police Detective Sgt. Jerry Womack said unauthorized online withdrawals from the Fair's expense account have taken place since June.

"They've been busy so they haven't checked the account, but when they were balancing the books they discovered the discrepancies," he said.

Faire Coordinator Cathy Bryant said she found out that someone had accessed her account, and evidently seven other accounts.

"Our account is not the only one he's been doing this to," she said.

"I don't know how he could have gotten access. The only way we could pay our bills is by writing checks and sending them. We do no Internet banking, and this evolved over the Internet," she said.

Bryant said the bank will cover withdrawals made within the past 60 days, but that won't quite cover all $900.

(Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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