A male was issued a $1,000 check after misrepresenting himself as the student leader of an organization affiliated with the university, according to an incident report filed Jan. 30. It was later discovered that the male had withdrawn from the university on Oct. 29.
In order to make a check request, no [Owl Card] is needed. Also, there is no database connecting student participation in organizations with enrollment,” Dean of Students Ainsley Carry said.
Due to the ongoing investigation, the former student’s name and the name of the organization which he was a part of could not be released.
Students from a particular organization can be reimbursed if they have a receipt and the correct form. Allocations for each organization are determined by Temple Student Government. TSG also decides what the money can be used for, but the organization does not handle actual money. Representatives from TSG declined to be interviewed.
The incident report was referred to the Economic Fraud Unit of the Philadelphia Police Department. The department could not comment due to the ongoing investigation.
Abigail Shepherd can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.