Chicago Opera Theater Ex-Box Office Manager Arrested In Theft

A former Chicago Opera Theater box office manager is charged with stealing more than $100,000 in ticket receipts by marking paid tickets as comps and diverting the cash to a personal account.

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Officials from Cook County state’s attorney’s office say Brian Gore of Chicago appeared in court Nov. 9 and a judge ordered him held on $10,000 bond.

Chicago police say he was arrested the previous day. Gore faces one felony count of theft/unauthorized control of more than $100,000.

Theater officials say the missing funds were discovered when the staff and box office were reorganized. Police say the alleged thefts took place from September 2014 to May 2016. – Deborah Speer