Horse using lessons, big-display screen televisions meant for a United Way fundraiser, leather chairs from a student lounge and shrubbery are amongst a listing of objects former University of Missouri University of Engineering money services director Brandon Guffey allegedly stole or fraudulently acquired, in accordance to court docket documents.
Charges versus Guffey in Boone County Circuit Court docket, submitted Wednesday, are felony thieving, felony forgery, felony fraudulent use of a credit rating machine and misdemeanor fraudulent use of a credit rating system.
Guffey waived formal arraignment and his attorney entered a “not guilty” plea on his behalf. No hearings have been scheduled.
The university fired Guffey in January and began an audit. Released in late June, the audit detailed how complaints by 18 staff members customers in the Higher education of Engineering had been persistently overlooked, allowing for thefts to continue.
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The audit states Guffey experienced the have confidence in of the current dean of the University of Engineering and of the earlier dean, giving him the potential to influence behaviors.
Guffey is among a few employees who have lost their work simply because of the situation.
The audit found immediate proof of theft of more than $30,700 from the university, with some of the objects stolen or ordered with an MU credit card recovered. A different $132,352 together with dollars and buyer electronics stolen from the university had not been recovered.
The felony stealing demand alleges thefts with a value of a lot more than $25,000.
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A probable induce assertion by the Missouri Point out Freeway Patrol includes theft of two Apple Iphone 13 Max Professional telephones valued at $6,457 combined and an iPad with a price of $1,399.99.
Two TVs with 75-inch screens supposed for United Way fundraisers were being removed, just one of them turning up in Guffey’s house, in accordance to the statement.
Surveillance footage allegedly reveals Guffey eliminating two blue leather chairs from a pupil lounge in Lafferre Corridor. Staff members described seeing the chairs in his household.
Guffey allegedly utilized a college-issued credit rating card or directed other employees to make purchases with their cards.
There was an alleged buy of $4,293 truly worth of laminate flooring at a household enhancement retail store. He allegedly acquired shrubbery, plants and bushes from a number of stores. He also allegedly paid $240 for horse driving classes for his daughters in Clark.
The forgery cost alleges Guffey created an invoice with the intent to defraud. The felony fraudulent use of a credit rating product alleges Guffey utilized an MU credit card to buy mulch and landscaping goods value at least $750. The misdemeanor fraudulent use of a credit score product relates to the alleged use of an MU card for horse driving classes.
Roger McKinney is the schooling reporter for the Tribune. You can reach him at [email protected] or 573-815-1719. He’s on Twitter at @rmckinney9.