A former University of Missouri employee accused of misappropriating funds is being investigated by university police.
On Tuesday afternoon, MU officials referred a case of possible misappropriation of funds by a former staff member to the MU Police Department for further investigation.
University officials said MU would not know how much money is involved until an investigation is complete. The university did not name the former employee and declined to say whether the staff member involved had been terminated.
Police Maj. Brian Weimer said his department is just beginning to look into the case, and he had no details about what may have happened.
In a news release, MU said, “The case involves the suspected misappropriation of funds from student organization accounts affiliated with Greek Life.” But officials were unable to say which Greek organizations were involved.
“These are not university accounts, but instead are external to the university,” the news release said.
MU officials said the university is cooperating fully with police investigating to determine whether a crime occurred. If a crime was committed, the university “will encourage prosecution of these crimes to the fullest extent possible,” the release said.
As a result of this case, the university is reviewing policies and changing the way external accounts affiliated with student organizations are managed.