GW receptionist charged with stealing $2,700 in checks

A GW administrative assistant was arrested earlier this month for uttering and second degree fraud and theft after opening others’ mail and endorsing checks amounting to $2,700 in his own name, according to a public incident report from the Metropolitan Police Department.

Tyrell Lane, 27, was charged with second degree theft in the D.C. Superior Court Jan. 14, a day after the arrest. He will appear in a hearing in the court on Feb. 7, according to the courts website.

Lane was arrested on the third floor of the Division of Development and Alumni Relations building on Jan. 13 at 2033 K St., the report stated. Lane was then transported to the Second District station for processing.

The UPD crime log stated that the incidents occurred on multiple dates. University spokeswoman Maralee Csellar confirmed that Lane is no longer employed at GW.

Lane’s attorney Chidi Ogolo declined to comment without Lane’s consent. Lane did not immediately return request for comment.

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