Former associate director of McNeese Alumni Association pleads guilty to stealing from organization
LAKE CHARLES, La. (KPLC) - The former associate director of the McNeese State University Alumni Association pleaded guilty today to stealing more than $25,000 from the organization.
Financial audits revealed that Stephanie Clark stole over $200,000 from the alumni association, according to prosecutors. Investigators said she used an association-issued credit card to make unauthorized purchases starting in March 2021.
Clark paid $125,000 in restitution up front today, according to the Calcasieu Parish District Attorney’s Office.
Her restitution hearing and sentencing are set for Jan. 17, 2024.
The alumni association’s funds are separate from the university’s. At the time of the investigation, detectives said the theft was limited to alumni accounts primarily funded by donations.
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