“a longtime trusted employee who had almost complete control over all financial activity at GLO”
This story gets even weirder. When people started asking questions about the missing funds, the employee committed suicide.
FOX 25 of Boston reports:
Now-deceased employee stole $1.3 million from University of Georgia Greek Life organizations
A former University of Georgia employee stole more than $1.3 million from the school’s Greek Life Office over 10 years before committing suicide on campus in June, an internal investigation revealed.
Authorities determined Lasina Evans, an administrative associate who worked in the Greek Life Office since 2000, diverted university funds into personal accounts and made unauthorized withdrawals from 2009 through June 2019, according to documents obtained Saturday through an open records request.
University officials were alerted to the missing funds in late June by Eric Atkinson, UGA’s associate vice president for student affairs.
“Interviews with GLO employees determined that Ms. Evans was a longtime trusted employee who had almost complete control over all financial activity at GLO, without any oversight or independent review of these activities,” an internal audit revealed.
University officials said Evans developed working relationships with employees at a Synovus bank and used those relationships to steal money from the school’s Interfraternity Council, Panhellenic Council and UGA Miracle, a student-run philanthropic organization. All three organizations have external business accounts with Synovus, according to the findings.
“The source of the missing funds includes checks written payable to Ms. Evans, unauthorized ATM withdrawals, unauthorized bank counter withdrawals, debit card purchases from unauthorized debit cards (and) debit card purchases for expenditures without an apparent valid business purchase,” officials wrote.
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