Georgia Tech Professor Denies Charges of Theft

The defendant, her husband, and her brother were accused of obtaining funds to which they were not entitled by working for a university in Georgia while working for a university in another state, and by submitting false statements on travel vouchers to the Georgia university.

The investigation in Georgia and out of state showed that the defendant and her husband continued to work for the Georgia university on a full-time basis despite being out of state often. Further, the defendants notified the Georgia university of the out of state employment, and that the university either intentionally or negligently failed to follow their own guidelines concerning how professors are to resign and how to handle the transition. Further, defense efforts proved that the funds that were paid to the defendants were not, in fact, university funds; they came from a private donor. After extensive negotiations, the indictment against the defendant was dismissed.