Six Howard University financial aid employees were terminated in 2017 for embezzling $1 million in grant funds and tuition remission. An internal investigation determined that the six employees stole university-based grants, the school president said on Wednesday.

An anonymous blog post on Tuesday detailed the misappropriation of grants that should have gone to students at the school. The blogger noted that one employee stole $90,000 while another stole $68,000. The total amount of the theft totaled $1 million.

The blog post was later taken down and the account suspended.

Wayne Frederick, Howard University president, issued a statement stating an outside auditor found that several employees received grants in addition to discounts on tuitions.

After the anonymous blog post was published, Frederick admitted he was told about the embezzlement in December 2016. He said an auditor found that "between 2007 and 2016," employees awarded themselves grants and free tuition. He said the grants and tuition remission allowed the employees to receive "inappropriate refunds."

Frederick said no federal monies were stolen, only "institutional funds that help low-income students pay tuition." Frederick came under fire for not revealing the extent of the embezzlement to the public in a timely manner.

Frederick said the issue was reported (quietly) to the Department of Education in July 2017, and six employees were fired in September 2017 for "gross misconduct and neglect of duties."

The terminations were not made public back in 2017. The employees were never charged with criminal wrongdoing or forced to pay the money back.

According to NBC Washington, In March, Frederick drew criticism for telling a student who begged him for help securing housing that the "tone and tenor" of her email were inappropriate.

And last May, students filed a lawsuit saying the university failed to help students who were raped by fellow students and employees.

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  • Kim’s Original Face

    They need a full investigation done and get rid of the prez! The rap accusations alone should have blown the roof off of HU ?

  • Indies beauty

    That's B.S.! Why did it take so long to track this? Those funds are so important for college students especially when your parent or parents are unable to help. We can barely survive on a students budget.

  • Renee26

    Oh my!! Check that one off the list of options for my son

  • Renee26

    Right and they got no punishment...the undertone is that because they only stole from the poor kids it's ok

  • Renee26

    Ok!!

  • PLEASEDontTellMe

    fucking sickening. and you wonder why our HBCU's are on the verge of becoming extinct.

  • PLEASEDontTellMe

    Once Above the Law gets on this story, (if they haven't already) it may escalate the investigation. I don't see their president keeping his position. I've seen other university president's get fired (forced to resign) for less ish. This is really egregious

  • cpatterson_22

    Its sad, once HBCUS start have major problems its the beginning of the end.

  • the guest

    It's unfortunate but Howard has always had scandals related to not taking well enough care of the black student body. But they will accommodate white students as "minorities" who wish to attend.

  • the guest

    Morehouse and Clark are fantastic schools.

  • FukkFolks2018

    Rachael Dolezal

  • DaughterOfaQueen

    That's a damn shame.

  • KISSmyENTIREass

    May they burn in hell! Sounds like what the financial department at my former college was doing. They always seems so never have funds. WHAT THEY HELL YOUR DEPARTMENT FOR THEN?

  • FukkFolks2018

    I kinda don't care. These the same folks who gave Rachael a damn scholarship. They weren't worried about taking from black students in need then now were they? Fukk em

  • angrysolo

    scratch a liar, find a thief

  • Kemi

    It’s unfortunate that Howard University is plagued with scandals like this. But this is an ongoing issue in that university
    In 2017, the former benefits manager was sentenced for embezzling funds from the institution.
    It’s so sad that young people that are striving to get an education are effected by these corruptions. Hope there will restitution in this case.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Ummm...m trying to figure out why criminal charges were never pressed. You need to make an example out of people.

    Also, how many people were in the department? Sounds like the whole damn department was stealing AND they got to keep the money.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    What rape allegations?

  • Cap

    Tyrone (one of the embezzlers) went and bought himself minks and got himself professional photographers so he can do photo shoots in them lmao

  • zero options

    any names or screenshots of the posts?
    Why isn't this in the mainstream media?

  • dontgetblocked

    Howard University has a long history of neglecting and stealing from students. This is nothing new. They have students starving...with no meal plan and constantly threatening to get kicked out of the dorms and school because the administration is still processing their financial aid halfway through the semester. Walk into a white school and they have your money ready on day one. It's really sad.

  • the guest

    I don't know why but this made me laugh so hard. I think to keep from crying at the magnitude of self serving greed, ignorance, and coldheartedness it takes to steal from struggling black students for something as asinine as buying furs to stunt on the gram. Unreal.

  • dontgetblocked

    preach!

  • dontgetblocked

    Howard is great if you can write a check to pay for tuition. If not....the struggle is REAL!

  • the guest

    Because if you press charges against one or everyone at one level then you have to press charges against all and the people on top because it happened under their watch. People on top let them get away with it son they themselves wouldn't fall under scrutiny.

  • the guest

    Exactly.

    She's not the only one. They have to bend over backwards for white students or get accused of and sued for discrimination against the white minorities.

  • the guest

    The white families are getting hip to this too. A white kid on a black campus is a "prize minority" and white graduates of black colleges are looked at as ambassadors of diversity. Basically their white privilege is more honored at a black college.

  • Rodmilla De Ghent

    A mill is not a lot of money considering what the white boys in finance be up to. Its not like molesting team USA Olympic hopefuls for 4 consecutive Olympics either. Worse has happened.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    *dead*

  • Logan Roberts

    I try to give Empire a chance but this show be all over the place & then I lose interest.

  • Cap
  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    What's his Instagram?

  • rashaad white

    yep!

  • TheOwley

    Fired? No, they need to be arrested.

  • Cap

    He deleted it. The pics are on twitter

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Thanks. What should I search for on Twitter?

  • Cap

    Type in his name. Tyrone Hankerson jr

  • tintin

    ????????

  • tintin

    Yeh this episode lost me

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Thanks!

  • Y’all Jealous Cuz I’m Prudy

    You know Satan don't attack his own. I bet those people, who stole that money are well respected and well known, pillars of their communities. No one will hold them accountable because again, Satan doesn't attack his own.

  • Y’all Jealous Cuz I’m Prudy

    Say that!!!!

    Every person I know who is a habitual liar, will steal from their own dàmn mother. Them Mf's will lie with a straight face and follow it up with tears, for extra measures.

  • Y’all Jealous Cuz I’m Prudy

    Yep, that's what they're saying.

  • SumthinSweeter

    Lookin like a raggedy ass Smokey The Bear.

  • YouWontSayItButIWill

    Nothing was ever done because as long as the crime is against other BLACK PEOPLE.......it's "okay". I don't even want to get started...so I am just going to leave it at that.

  • https://freshcalendars.com/april-2018-calendar 2018 april calendar

    Frederick said the issue was reported (quietly) to the Department of Education in July 2017, and six employees were fired in September 2017 for “gross misconduct and neglect of duties.”

  • YouWontSayItButIWill

    If the history of theft is long....it's a shame that black students are.even still applying to get in. Have they not heard what's going on?

  • kekeb

    All the debt people go into to obtain a degree, and these mofos ALLEGEDLY stealing?! SMH.
    See, if it were stolen money to pay off your STUDENT LOANS or mortgage, it'd still be wrong. BUT, it would make a little more sense. This here just looks straight up greedy.
    ***BUT THE REAL STORY/MAIN FOCUS SHOULD REALLY BE ABOUT THIS 45TH POTUS AND HIS ANTICS.

  • kekeb

    Oh, not Sheree's Tyrone, someone else?! LOOOOLL. ok I'm done

  • kekeb

    Right!! Like sir, tou are a Target!!!! Howard ain't paying THAT much

  • YouWontSayItButIWill

    Mink looking mangy as hell....like the fur of a homeless azz dog.

  • kekeb

    Yup!! One of my favorite quotes from Ray Charles mom in "Ray"!!!!

  • kekeb

    I believe PWIs do this as well. They probably just steal most of their money from the athletic budget

  • Cap

    All these Tyrone’s out here scamming lol. Nah this one is not Sheree’s prison bae

  • MistaO

    That last paragraph got me like...???

  • Mister Fantastic

    That's called deflection. Stay focused now...

  • Mister Fantastic

    This school been a joke. Letting students down with weak curriculum and no support or mentorship for graduates entering the workforce.

  • grenadiadrian

    Homie really out here tryna stunt in some Charlie Brown boots and shag carpet with buttons. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/f2ce0a09d1f7479aa78e3dd1c204ac3260272eb2ebd29ff7c2a272dca65ba3b3.gif

  • Cap

    Lmao and pulling up to campus in a range with the money he stole from folks who need it https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/a11404498170b85368d9a60e79d3ab89fe12b08746c701c1da3e27ac3a74c165.jpg

  • justlooking

    Its white collar crime. Thr have to be found guilty. Hopefully more heads will roll.

  • justlooking
  • SpiceGirl

    dang shame!!

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    I still dont understand why nobody's been arrested for this. If there was enough evidence to fire them, there should be enough evidence to arrest them too. And embezzlement is usually an easy case to prosecute since there's all kinds of paper trails, receipts, bank records etc.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    I agree. If a bunch of black employees did this at Harvard they'd be in jail right now.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    They lost me in 2015.
    Sometime I forget it's still on TV.

  • Just here4 the comments

    they too busy stealing funds instead of being mentors.

  • Roxie Moxie

    Hell yeah. If we don't know this already, I don't know what to say. It's the same narrative played out for us. It's never going to change.

  • Roxie Moxie

    You LYING!!! LOL A damn shame. smh

  • Roxie Moxie

    Is he gay? I just get that vibe......

  • free

    i'mma need you to be more specific.

  • free

    right. has nothing to do with academics just a MF hassle that kids that age should not have to go through.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    I agree. I hear a lot of us talking about "black excellence", but excellence also requires accountability. Too often though, we fail to hold our own people accountable for their misdeeds they perpetrate against their fellow black man and woman.

  • SpillyNillie

    Looking like a grizzly bear in a cap carrying a purse...

  • HoneyyGoodMoneyy_

    smh.

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    Hmmmm....makes sense at my old job one of the candidates was from Howard's financial aid office...when asked why she wanted to leave the mecca of HBCU's to work at our two year college she didn't have an answer...they hired her too smh....

  • Toni Toni Toni

    CTFU!!! LOL! It do though. EWWW. What was he thinking. EGO is a MOTHA FATHA !!!

  • Look@m3

    I said the same thing. Aint no way I'm going to school for 4 years to get a degree and build a lifestyle off of it to do some crack head mess like this

  • Trey

    This goes on at ALL HBCU's

  • Look@m3

    See.......I cant! He get all that he deserves.

  • Miss Thang

    This goes on at my alma mater FAMU for sure.

  • Miss Thang

    Wth does the Olympics have to do with this????

  • Mama Dee’s Wig Maker

    Happened to my alma mater as well

  • OvertheMississippi

    go to straight from the a dot com!

  • OvertheMississippi

    And they do!!!!! Especially athletics dept.

  • the guest

    EXACTLY!!! Posing in furs??? Really???

  • the guest

    Lord.

  • the guest

    I'm in a restaurant and want to laugh out loud and can't. I'm dying!!!

  • Ms. Cree

    Damn!! Don't let em Mo' B ya..... I miss my school! #MorrisBrownforlife It is always the HBCUs. So disappointing.

  • Cap

    He probably is. I get sweet vibes when I saw his pics too

  • grenadiadrian

    Student: "Aye! When my financial aid gon' come through!?"

    Tyrone: "I'm headin' down to the bank to check on that now! It's caught up in the pipeline! I gotta unclog the pipeline!"

  • Cap

    Or he would respond ‘GORL. Financial aid? We ran out!’

  • Applebootay

    This goes on at all Universities period.

  • YouWontSayItButIWill

    Right! Looking ridiculous af....and got busted for the world to now know everything about him is a fraud.......................................................including that ridiuclous lab/mix that he has on.

  • parisjok

    wherever there are large amounts of money coming in on a regular from different sources there is always going to be employees stealing. for them to be fired and I'm sure the money was NOT returned in secret was to protect the university. they want and need those donations to keep coming in.

    how you gonna steal that much and just say hey I'm outty and not pay any kind of price? we don't wanna go there and think about ALL of the foolishness that really goes on behind closed doors with all the other money coming in.

    I am really pissed off about the students who really needed it but these gangster crooked need to go find Jesus adults decided that they needed it more to temporary fund their rock star wanna be lifestyles. I wish I was a billionaire where I could really help some of them not have to worry about their school money and just study and graduate.

  • Kimberly King

    This is sad. I always support Howard not only because it's an HBCU, but because my sorority was founded at HU. This is some trifling ass sh*t.

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