GSU: Employees fired for spending more than $100,000 in university funds

Courtesy: MGN Online
Courtesy: MGN Online

GRAMBLING, La. (GSU & KNOE) - Four Grambling State University employees have been fired. It comes after a review shows around $118,000 was used to buy food, goods, and services for personal use.

According to a university release, it happened between May 2011 and about February 2015.

GSU President Rick Gallot says "we discovered policy violations related to the tiger one cards and immediate terminations were made upon the discovery of the policy violations."

Gallot also says more financial controls will be installed.

Official University Release:

GSU INTERNAL REVIEW FINDS VIOLATIONS
Four employees dismissed, additional internal controls being implemented

An internal program review at Grambling State University resulted in the discovery of financial policy violations involving approximately $118,000 used to purchase food, goods and services for personal use between May 2011 and about February 2015. Four employees were dismissed in January and additional financial controls will be implemented as a result of these findings.
Notification of the findings has been forwarded to the University of Louisiana System office, the Third Judicial District Attorney and the Louisiana legislative auditor.
“We discovered policy violations related to the Tiger One cards,” said GSU President Rick Gallot. “Immediate terminations were made upon the discovery of the policy violations.”