DURHAM, N.C. -- North Carolina financial investigators have been called in after the head of North Carolina Central University in Durham says he found evidence a former employee siphoned taxpayer money into a personal bank account.
Multiple media outlets reported Friday that university chancellor Charlie Nelms says the money was taken from a program that has received more than $13 million from the state budget, federal and state grants, and private foundations.
Nelms says an internal audit indicates the former director of the Historically Minority Colleges and Universities Consortium took "substantial funds."
He did not say how much was taken. No charges have been filed.
The consortium helps minority children close the education achievement gap and is administered by the university.
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