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State audit finds fraud at Delgado CC

3 years 5 months 2 weeks ago April 15, 2013 Apr 15, 2013 Monday, April 15 2013 April 15, 2013 9:50 AM in News
Source: Associated Press

BATON ROUGE - A new state audit finds nearly $39,000 in financial fraud at Delgado Community College.

The audit released Monday found forged work study payments and at least one employee pocketing money intended for students.

Delgado Chancellor Monty Sullivan said the incidents of employee theft were corrected before the auditors did their work.

The audit found an employee forged signatures, altered time sheets and violated federal work-study program regulations, resulting in $22,574 in unearned payments. Multiple supervisors also signed time sheets for students and did not ensure that students weren't working during scheduled class times, costing the program another $4,120.

The federal work-study program pays students for jobs they hold on campus. The auditor's report credited campus police with discovering the violations.

The report did not name potential suspects.

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