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Ninth arrest made in LSU McDonald's fraud

1 year ago April 09, 2014 Apr 9, 2014 Wednesday, April 09 2014 Wednesday, April 09, 2014 4:19:20 PM CDT in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Russell Jones

BATON ROUGE - LSU Police made a ninth arrest Wednesday in connection with a years-long scheme to overcharge students who used meal cards at a campus McDonald's.

Police arrested Joshua Lugo on suspicion of felony theft, saying he was one of several workers or managers involved in the lengthy scheme.

LSU Police said they were first tipped off about the scam last year, and learned cashiers at the student union McDonald's would overcharge students who used Pay Points cards. Managers in on the scheme would then come behind later and fix the paperwork for the register, then split the leftover money with the other workers involved. Investigators said the scam may have been going on as far back as 2010, when the Paw Points system began.

LSU and McDonald's began offering refunds for current students who were overcharged last month. Former LSU students and alumni can visit the state treasurer's Unclaimed Property website to see if they are eligible for a refund.

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