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News & Notes: $95K theft reported at local boarding school

The Hun School of Princeton reported a theft of approximately $95,000 to the Princeton Police Department last week, according to a police press release. Officials believe the theft took place over the last few years, but no additional information is currently available. The investigation has been assigned to a detective for follow-up, according to the crime log. The Hun School is an independent preparatory school founded in 1914.

A case of fraud allegedly took place on Dec. 4 when aPrinceton resident was called by an unknown person who claimed to be an Internal Revenue Service agent. The caller told the victim to pay $6,945 to the IRS immediately under threat of arrest. He was also told to purchase several Green Dot prepaid debit cards and give the numbers on the back of the card to the IRS agent impersonator. The Princeton resident bought $3,000 of Green Dot cards and gave the information to the impersonator. He then reported the activity to the Princeton Police Department, which notified him that the caller was a scam. The investigation is ongoing.