Tech employee accused of theft

ATLANTA — A Georgia Tech employee has been arrested on charges she bilked $10,000 from the Atlanta university by using a stolen identity.

Georgia Bureau of Investigation officials say Merideth Durrah was arrested Friday and charged with theft by taking and forgery. The 38-year-old woman was the program coordinator for the College of Sciences at Georgia Tech.

University spokesman Matt Nagel says the charges stem from an internal audit at the college. He says Georgia Tech officials are cooperating with authorities.

Authorities say Durrah stole the identity of an Illinois resident and then had payroll checks issued in that person's name. She deposited that money into her own bank account.

Officials say an investigation continues and additional charges against Durrah are possible.



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