Cory Feerick pleads not guilty to multiple theft counts

WAUKESHA CO. (WITI) -- Cory Feerick pleaded not guilty on Monday, April 15th to five counts of misdemeanor theft. Bond was also set at $2,000.

Feerick allegedly stole 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. He's due back in court on Friday, May 31st.

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