WSU: Employee admits stealing hundreds from Shepherd Union

Mar 7 2012 - 9:16pm

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Vickie Ann Andersen
Vickie Ann Andersen

OGDEN -- A Weber State University employee has been arrested by campus police on suspicion of stealing $600 to $700 from the Shepherd Union.

Vickie Ann Andersen, 55, was booked Tuesday into Weber County Jail on two counts of misusing public monies, which are class 3 felonies.

She has been released from jail on a $10,000 bond. Her first court appearance is set for Monday.

Andersen has about 20 years of employment at Weber State and works as an office assistant at Shepherd Union, said John L. Kowalewski, a spokesman for the university.

Her job duties include accepting payments from the public for services.

Andersen has been placed on unpaid administrative leave.

Andersen was arrested following an internal audit conducted by the university that uncovered some suspected financial irregularities in some accounting procedures, Kowalewski said.

"An internal review of accounting procedures found some issues that led them to university police for a criminal investigation," he said.

A probable cause statement filed by Weber State police indicates Andersen admitted stealing $600 to $700 while in a supervisory position with the university's information desk.

An investigation involving Andersen is ongoing, Kowalewski said. It hasn't been determined when the investigation will be completed or whether any other funds at the Shepherd Union may have been misused.

The criminal case has been referred to the Weber County Attorney's Office for review.

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