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AP: FAMU official charged with fraud

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As if things couldn't get worse for Florida A&M University, the state's only historically black public university, the Associated Press is now reporting that FAMU's university events director now faces fraud charges related to travel and per diem expenses.

A Florida Department of Law Enforcement spokeswoman said Tuesday that Tammy Hamlet turned herself in to authorities Monday night. She was freed on her own recognizance. The 45-year-old woman is facing eight misdemeanor counts. She is accused of defrauding $1,821.41 from the university. 

FDLE spokesman Gretl Plessinger said the investigation was continuing and there may be other arrests. 

The agency's investigation into potential fraud at FAMU began shortly after it launched an investigation into FAMU's band, following the hazing death of one of its drum majors last fall.

A university spokeswoman did not immediately return a call seeking comment. Hamlet was not in her office Tuesday and did not immediately respond to an email.

[Last modified: Tuesday, August 28, 2012 10:16am]

    

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