A U. of I. employee reported that his vehicle had been scratched on at least three separate occasions between Nov. 10 and Tuesday while it was parked in U. of I. lot B-1, 1205 W. Springfield Ave., Urbana. The estimated cost to repair the damage was not immediately available.
A U. of I. student reported that he had been the victim of an extortion scheme that occurred Nov. 15. The student initiated a video chat with a person whom he had met online and engaged in a sexual act on camera. The offender recorded that video without the student’s knowledge and threatened to send the recording to the student’s family if he did not pay $900 to the offender. The student complied with the demand and wired money to an unknown account. The offender then demanded more money, at which time the student reported the incident to police.