Funds missing from sports department

Eric Smith

A theft and burglary was reported at 6:04 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 27, in the Petro Allied Health Center on Washburn’s campus, according to the Washburn Police Department August 2009 daily log.

The police log said the date of the theft and burglary happened between Aug. 6 and Aug. 27 and that a full report and photos were taken.

Loren Ferre, Washburn athletic director, when asked if money was stolen from the Washburn athletic department, said “Yes, I would tell you that is true and that it is an ongoing investigation and I really am not at liberty to talk about it.

“Not with it being current and ongoing,” said Ferre.

He also said Summer Harris, the marketing/ticketing coordinator for the Washburn athletic department, filed the report.

Harris confirmed that she filed the report and that there was a theft.

The Washburn police official investigating the report is Ed White, captain and assistant director of police. He said that, while the case was in the early stages, “an arrest is imminent.”

Ferre, Harris and White declined further comment on the case.