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.
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A British man who thought his fiancée was doing him a favor by organizing his stag party in Ibiza was left stranded at the airport with 29 of his pals after the bride-to-be forged their boarding passes.
Chris Mahone, 27, and his friends arrived at the Leeds Airport in England ready to board a 6:45 a.m. flight to Ibiza for what was to be a four-day stag party weekend.
A college student in South Africa went on a lavish spending spree after she accidentally received $1 million in financial aide, the NY Daily News reports.
The error occurred in June when Sibongile Mani, a 27-year-old student at Walter Sisulu University, discovered her usual $100 monthly stipend on her financial aide debit card had swelled to $1 million.
Steven Fields will have plenty of time on his hands to think about his poor decision making. The 18-year-old Hull, GA man turned himself in on Friday and was charged with theft by taking for refusing to return $25,000 that a teller mistakenly deposited into his account.
Authorities say once Fields discovered his windfall, he immediately withdrew $20,000 cash and went on a $5,000 spending spree using his ATM card.
Authorities say Fields spent the money at a car dealership, and made purchases at various stores and a fast food restaurant.
A bank teller's careless error made one Athens teenager $31,000 richer, according to a report on Onlineathens.com.
The error occurred on March 7, when a man walked into the First Citizens Bank on U.S. Highway 29 in Athens and made a $31,000 deposit.
Several customers at the bank have the same name as the man, so the teller mistakenly put the deposit into the wrong account.
On March 17, the customer called the bank to report money missing from his account. Bank officials investigated the customer's report and discovered the teller's error.
But by that time, the 18-year-old had withdrawn $20,000 from his bank account and spent $5,000 more on purchases made with his ATM card.