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Coastal Carolina University employee suspected of embezzling over $50,000

Kristine Ann Connery (Source: HCDC) Kristine Ann Connery (Source: HCDC)

CONWAY, SC (WMBF) – A Coastal Carolina University employee was taken into police custody on Friday, November 6, after investigations showed she allegedly embezzled over $50,000 from the school over a ten-month period.

Kristine Ann Connery, age 48, of Myrtle Beach, is charged with embezzlement of public funds, value more than $10,000, according to the CCU Department of Public Safety report.

Connery, Visual Arts Department Administrative Assistant at the Edwards College of Humanities, was issued a University Purchase Card for business purchases for the Visual Arts Department. During an audit of Connery’s purchase card charges, numerous purchases were found to have been for her personal use.

The purchases were made at several businesses located in Myrtle Beach and Conway. The initial review of the bank statements showed she used the purchase card for her own use from January 2015 - October 25, 2015.

On Thursday, October 29, the report of the theft of University funds was made regarding Connery when Captain Sessions of the CCU DPS met with University President David Decenzo, Provost/Executive Vice President Ralph Byington, Vice President/Chief Financial Officer Stacie Bowie, Dean of the Edwards College of Humanities/Fine Arts Dan Ennis and University Controller Lori Church.

After extensive investigations, it was determined Connery did steal official funds by fraudulently using her University Purchase Card on merchandise totaling $53,058.

An arrest warrant was obtained for her arrest on November 6, and she voluntarily turned herself in to police. She was transported to the J. Reuben Long Detention Center in Horry County, where she was released on November 7 on a $10,000 bond.

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