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BOLINGBROOK, Ill. (CBS) — Some southwest suburban workers who got the munchies are now in trouble with the law.

As WBBM Newsradio’s Regine Schlesinger reports, the eight workers were on the night shift between 6 p.m. and midnight Feb. 21, at an unspecified Bolingbrook business in the 800 block of Remington Boulevard.

LISTEN: WBBM Newsradio’s Regine Schlesinger reports

The temporary employees apparently got hungry, but decided not to insert coins or dollar bills into the workplace vending machine to satisfy their cravings.

Instead, they shook the machine, to the point where it began dropping free snacks, police said.

Bolingbrook Police Department Lt. Mike Rompa said 17 bags of chips, six Kit-Kats, eight Snickers bars, four packs of Reese’s peanut butter cups, two packs of Starburst, and $62 worth of change were stolen.

The workers all stand charged with theft.

The Joliet Herald-News contributed to this report, via the Sun-Times Media Wire.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2012. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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