Posted: Apr 9, 2014 12:20 PM by Russell Jones
Updated: Apr 9, 2014 12:20 PM
BATON ROUGE - Former LSU students who lost money due to a long-running scam at a campus McDonald's can now search for a refund using the Louisiana Treasury website.
State Treasurer John Kennedy announced Wednesday than information for nearly 4,000 former LSU students and alumni has been entered into the state's Unclaimed Property database, and people can search for their refund from home.
"Our Unclaimed Property Division refunds money day in and day out, and we will work hard to help people claim what rightfully belongs to them," Kennedy said.
LSU Police discovered the fraud last year, and made several recent arrests in connection with the case. Investigators said workers and managers in on the scam overcharged students' meal plan cards and then changed cash register records to hide the difference, a scheme that went back possibly to 2010.
LSU is reimbursing current students who lost money, and Kennedy said the school turned over alumni information to his office.
"We will do everything possible to return this money quickly and efficiently," said Treasurer Kennedy. "The process to claim this money will be the same as searching and collecting any other type of Unclaimed Property."
Refund searches can be done on the Unclaimed Property website or by calling 1-888-925-4127 (Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.).