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FAMU is 'accountable for every dollar'



FAMU Police arrested a FAMU administrative assistant, Teria Coverson, on grand theft charges this week, prompting President James Ammons to issue a statement saying, "We have zero tolerance for this kind of behavior."

According to a press release, the arrest came after the FAMU Division of Audit and Compliance reviewed cash management practices at the two FAMU pharmacy clinics in Tallahassee and "discovered that numerous cash deposits did not reflect true and accurate deposit amounts in relation to actual amounts received by the clinics." Coverson allegedly stole $55,344, the release said. For a few more details, see this morning's Tallahassee Democrat story here.

Continued Ammons in the statement: "It is important that we have a system and process in place to make sure that we are able to uncover these kinds of discrepancies. We want to be accountable for every dollar. I commend the Division of Audit and Compliance and the FAMU Police Department for conducting a thorough investigation."

- Ron Matus, state education reporter

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 9:33am]


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