Review shows employee did not embezzle from university
Published: December 17,2012
Tags: association, crime, criminal, education, embezzle, embezzlement, embezzler, equine, higher education, horse, investigate, investigation, law enforcement, money, public university, show horse, steal, theft, thief, trade association
EUPORA — An internal review reveals that a Mississippi State employee did not take funds from the university, though she has been charged with embezzling from another organization.
The Commercial Dispatch reports Beth Sykes Collum of Eupora was arrested and charged with embezzling an undisclosed amount while serving as treasurer for the Mississippi Horse Show Association.
She was released on $10,000 bond and placed on administrative leave by the university.
University officials say the 49-year-old Collum was hired as the business manager for MSU’s office of the provost and executive vice president in 2010.
Sid Salter, director of MSU’s University Relations, says the department of internal audit reviewed all university funding to which Collum had access, but the investigation revealed no irregularities.
To sign up for Mississippi Business Daily Updates, click here.
FOLLOW THE MBJ ON TWITTERMy Tweets
Top Posts & Pages
- Peavey's wellness program honored after workers drop 1,000 pounds
- Group, lesbian couples look to overturn state's ban on same-sex marriages
- Pickering lists concerns over Mississippi Adequate Education Program formula
- Watkins says JRA out to block him from Farish by repaying HUD $1.5M
- Mississippi Film Studios signs contract with New Orleans company
- State renews battle over water use with city of Memphis
- Mars Food expanding Delta plant; investing $31M and adding jobs
- DAVID DALLAS: You say “Obama”, I say “Ebola”
- Biloxi baseball project still alive but may be held for 2015