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CWU Employees Resign After Misusing University Credit Cards

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ELLENSBURG, Wash. -- Two ex-employees at Central Washington University charged more than $10,000.00 in personal expenses to CWU Foundation credit cards.

This situation is particularly delicate the money in the Foundation comes from donations.    

CWU administrators recently wrapped up a review to tighten accountability standards for credit cards issued by the CWU foundation.

The administration got a tip that some employees in the CWU foundation and alumni relations had been using university credit cards for personal use.

The internal review revealed that the assistant vice president of university development, Julie Cloninger charged $8,850.00 in personal travel expenses.

Cloninger resigned earlier this week, but has re-paid the university.

The review also found that alumni development officer Nate Harris charged $1639.00 for non-work related expenses. He resigned about a year and a half ago, but has also repaid the money.

Assistant Vice President for Human Resources at CWU, Sherer Holter says CWU now requires increased documentation for expenses, as well as new guidelines for foundation credit card use.

No charges will be brought against the two ex-employees.

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