Former UGA employee charged for alleged theft

Criminal Defense Lawyers in Athens GAA former employee of the University of Georgia was arrested last week on 30 counts of felony theft for allegedly stealing from the business office at the university.

Following an investigation being conducted by the UGA Police Department, thirty-three-year-old Jasmine Leroyna Burch was charged with 30 counts of theft by taking, according to a police report attained by the Athens-Banner-Herald and OnlineAthens.

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The investigation officially began on Jan. 11 after the director of UGA’s Internal Auditing Division reported that a thorough review of the university’s business office, which is located on campus in the Tate Student Learning Center, determined that there were funds that were missing, according to the report.

Officials of the university did not yet respond to questions in regard to the thefts, or the amount of stolen funds was not provided in the police report.

Burch was listed as a senior accounting technician on an organizational chart for the Office of the Dean of Students that was dated September of 2017.

There were arrest warrants that were signed by an Athens-Clarke County Magistrate Court judge last Wednesday and police also were able to notify the female suspect about those warrants on that day as well, according to the police report.

Burch was taken to the Clarke County Jail Wednesday afternoon where she was booked and then released the following day after posting a total bond of $31,200, according to the Clarke County Jail’s website.