Fraud Investigation Of Employee At NMSU Las Cruces

Las Cruces – New Mexico State University has launched an investigation of an employee for allegedly defrauding the university of more than $25,000 in false reimbursements.

The Las Cruces Sun-News ( ) reports the school's chief auditor gave campus police eight reimbursement vouchers submitted between June and August by an International Programs employee, who he said appeared to be charging the department for fraudulent travel expenses.

A police report says after the worker submitted the reimbursement voucher and was paid, the employee allegedly altered the end-of-month balance sheet on the university's computer system to show the funding going to "bookstore charges."

Police seized the employee's computers to prevent her from altering the files.

The investigation is ongoing and no arrests have been made.


Information from: Las Cruces Sun-News,

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