NEW HAVEN, Connecticut (AP) – A former Yale University administrator faces federal fraud and money laundering charges related to the theft of millions of dollars in computer equipment from the US School of Medicine university.
The 41-year-old has held various positions at the school, including that of director of finance for the emergency medicine department.
Prosecutors allege that starting in 2013, the woman ran a program of ordering millions of dollars in computer equipment from Yale vendors and then shipping the equipment to an out-of-state company in exchange for money.
The woman, who was allowed to make purchases under $ 10,000 for the school without further approval, forged forms to make it look like the equipment was needed for projects at medical school, the doctors said. prosecutors.
Prosecutors said the out-of-state company then resold the computer equipment to clients and paid the woman by transferring funds to the account of a company in which she is a principal.
The former administrator pleaded not guilty on Friday in U.S. district court to mail fraud, wire fraud and money laundering and was released after posting $ 1 million bail.
Yale issued a statement saying the woman is no longer employed at the university, which “is working to identify and correct weaknesses in its internal financial controls.”
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