Tech employee accused of theft

Saturday, Oct. 3, 2009 12:22 PM
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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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APiratesLife4Me 10/03/09 - 02:11 pm
"Yes we can"

"Yes we can"

charliemanson 10/03/09 - 02:22 pm
Yes, I know those state

Yes, I know those state furlough days imposed on you by Governor Perdue must hurt. But that was just a bad career move on your part. Not only are you out of a state job and got a criminal record but you won't be able to collect 80 percent (or whatever the percent is now) of your highest salary in annual retirement. So, was it worth it, Ms Durrah???

corgimom 10/04/09 - 01:49 pm
This is a common way to

This is a common way to steal. It's usually caught when the budget is exceeded for payroll and it starts being analyzed. Criminals are stupid people, that's why they are criminals.

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