Fittest loser
Article posted: 10/23/2012 10:01 AM

8 NIU employees accused in scheme put on paid leave

text size: AAA
By Associated Press

Officials at Northern Illinois University have put eight employees on paid administrative leave because they've been accused in an alleged scheme to sell the school's scrap materials and put the cash in a private bank account.

The DeKalb County State's Attorney's Office filed felony charges last week against the eight workers and a former NIU employee.

Advertisement

In a statement Monday, NIU says the employees will get their regular salaries while university police continue their investigation.

Prosecutors contend employees working at a campus physical plant sold scrap metal, including some from campus building renovations. Authorities say the money was put into an account dubbed the "coffee fund" and the cash was used for social events, including retirement parties.

Comments ()
We are now using Facebook comments to offer a more inclusive, social and constructive discussion. Guidelines: Keep it civil and on topic; no profanity, vulgarity, slurs or personal attacks. People who harass others or joke about tragedies will be blocked. If a comment violates these standards or our terms of service, click the X in the upper right corner of the comment box. To find our more, read our FAQ.

This article filed under

Latest Video

MostViewed

Today
Yesterday
Most Commented
Top Jobs

    View all Top Jobs Place a job ad

    MarketsReport

    DHExtras

       
    • Newspaper next section - Newspaper next section Report card checker - report card checker
    • Dh innovation award 2 - Dh innovation award 2 Zillow /real estate page
    • Discuss refer On Guard series
    • Newspaper archives -- Monday or anyday Mike North

    FacebookActivity

    BusinessDirectory

    Connect with a business or service in your area fast. First select a town, then enter a search term or choose one of the listed popular searches:

    Don't see your town listed? Visit our full directory to begin your search.