Riverfest reports theft of thousands in food court revenue

06/13/2014 11:26 AM

08/08/2014 10:24 AM

Somebody stole Riverfest’s lunch money.

The theft of several thousand dollars in revenue from food court ticket sales was reported Thursday, Capt. Doug Nolte said. Two deposit bags were stolen sometime between May 30 and June 4.

Nolte said the loss was less than $5,000 and that it was discovered after the festival ended.

“We don’t have any suspect information to offer,” Nolte said. “We don’t have a lot of information.”

The theft was reported from 250 W. Douglas.

“Out of respect for the ongoing investigation, we will not discuss details,” Teri Mott, a spokeswoman for Wichita Festivals Inc., said in a statement. “We can clarify that the amount involved is not material to overall festival results.”

Final results aren’t in yet for this year’s attendance numbers, but the early indicators look good, festival officials said after the event ended last weekend.

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