Man charged with stealing $4,000 from game maker

June 03, 2013|By Rachel Cromidas, @rachelcromidas | RedEye

Four thousand dollars? That would be a lot of quarters, and a lot of rounds of Pac-Man.

A suburban employee of the coin-operated game developer Namco was arrested yesterday for stealing $4,406.50 from the company this winter. Details of the theft were not specified by the police report. 

Daniel Strunks, Jr., 43, of Hanover Park, Ill. allegedly took the money from the game developer over a three-week period between Dec. 22, 2012 and Jan. 10, 2013, according to the police report.

Namco, known for creating such classic arcade games as Pac-Man, and newer games such as Triple Turn and Deadstorm Pirates, has a headquarters in Elk Grove, Ill.

Strunks appeared in the Cook County Criminal Courthouse Monday afternoon and was released on an I-bond.

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