DURHAM, North Carolina
A former information technology worker at Central University of North Carolina has been accused of embezzling $ 900,000 from the school, officials said.
Kenya Mr Ward, 44, of Durham, is charged with embezzlement of state property, according to an arrest warrant. Media reports that North Carolina Central said Friday that Ward no longer works for the school.
In a statement, NC Central said it received an internal investigation into the embezzlement and conducted an investigation. Ward is accused of embezzling nearly $ 900,285 from the university bookstore and food service, according to the arrest warrant.
Ward was the Eagle Card business and technology applications analyst / office manager, the tenure said. The Business and Ancillary Services Office oversees the bookstore, food service, and the Eagle Card office.
Ward was arrested Thursday and released from jail on $ 1 million unsecured bail, court documents show. She said she was not guilty.
“I am innocent,” Ward told WNCN-TV after a court hearing on Friday.
The alleged crime occurred from January 2018 to April this year, according to the arrest warrant, which was issued on August 23.