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Man charged with misdemeanor theft for stealing flush valves

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Cory Feerick

Cory Feerick

Cory Feerick

BROOKFIELD (WITI) — 33-year-old Cory Feerick of Brookfield has been charged with five counts of misdemeanor theft for allegedly stealing flushing valves from toilets and urinals in public restrooms.

For nearly four months, police from several departments were investigating multiple thefts of flushing valves from toilets and urinals in public restrooms. Feerick reportedly stole roughly $35,000 worth of the devices.

According to the criminal complaint, Feerick targeted fast food restaurants and college campuses. Flushing valves have been nabbed from MATC, Waukesha County Technical College, ITT Technical Institute, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Marquette University.

Feerick was arrested after a tip from a Milwaukee salvage yard worker led Brookfield and UW-Milwaukee police to him.

If convicted, Feerick could face up to $10,000 in fines or up to nine months in prison.

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