SRU police investigate fraud

Published by Matthew Glover, Date: December 10, 2023

On Oct. 26, Slippery Rock University Police (SRUPD) said in the blotter that they are investigating a fraud claim of over $8,000.

The entry said the $8,307.80 is part of a federal grant refund for the fall 2023 semester but does not go into further detail.

“This investigation is still ongoing,” SRUPD Chief Kevin Sharkey said, “and we are working with the U.S. Department of Education Office of the Inspector General.”

John Simon, the university’s controller, also said further details cannot be discussed because there is an active investigation by campus police.

The Rocket also reached out to the Office of the Inspector General, but the office generally does not confirm or deny possible investigative activity, according to Public Affairs Liaison Catherine Grant.

The Rocket will continue reporting on the fraud claim as more information becomes available.

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Matt is a senior majoring in Strategic Communication and Media with a concentration in converged journalism and minor in Political Science. He enrolled at SRU as a junior in the spring 2021 semester and contributed to The Rocket before becoming the news editor in fall 2022. Before that, he wrote sports articles for The Penn at IUP. Matt spends his free time playing music, socializing with friends, and playing with his cats, Max and Odele. Matt is graduating in December and is currently actively seeking employment.


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