An MSU professor’s daughter is accused of using her mother’s keys to get into her office to steal money and drugs on several occasions.
Police officers said fingerprints on a metal cash box matched those of Abby Lee Debois, who is now charged with burglary of an office in the Bridwell building.
MSU police began investigating the reported theft of $1,400 on Oct. 15.
In November, a detective interviewed Debois and said she admitted sometime last July, Debois began taking her mother’s keys to get into the office.
The detective said Debois said the first couple of times, she was after her mother’s prescription drugs in her desk but after they were all used, she would go back and search other desks.
Officers said she found a locked cash box and broke the lock and took $80 to buy drugs, but left about $1,300 in the box. She did, however, said after she used all those drugs she decided to go back that same night and get the rest of the money to buy even more.
Police officers said while some of the cash was used for more drugs, Debois lost the rest of it at a casino.