GW reviews employee procedures after staff member commits fraud

GW is reviewing its procedures for employees who handle money after a staff member admitted to taking money orders he was given as part of his job, a University spokeswoman confirmed this week.

The employee received money orders because he was an administrator of a GW program and was placed on administrative leave after he was found to have taken the money orders, Detective Matthew Robinson of the University Police Department said.

GW’s human resources office ordered the employee to pay the money back, but University spokeswoman Maralee Csellar declined to say how much the employee took or will have to return.

Csellar also declined to say which department the employee was a part of and with which program he was involved, adding that the University does not “comment on personnel matters.”

“We are reviewing our internal procedures to ensure that this does not occur again,” she said in an email.

The incident is listed as administrative fraud in GW’s crime log, and was reported to UPD as an off-campus offense on Nov. 12. This is the University’s first reported case of administrative fraud in recent history.

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