Wednesday, March 18, 2009

University Administrator Sentenced In $175K Embezzlement Case

Michelle Harris, 41, aka Michelle Dunbar, and a former program coordinator at Georgia Institute of Technology's Office of Management, was sentenced to ten years in prison for embezzling some $175,000 from the institution. Harris pleaded guilty to misusing a university procurement card to pay for personal expenses, including buying jewelry, auto insurance, groceries and even catering a wedding. Her thefts occurred over a four year period, according to reports. Harris is one of at least 17 Georgia Tech who have abused their procurement cards who have been fired, forced to resign or retire. Harris' tough sentence is due in part by the fact that she reneged on a plea agreement and has not made any restitution.

Read the story here, here and here.

Read the State of Georgia's announcement here.

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