- Associated Press - Saturday, October 25, 2014

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - A former University of Iowa employee who bought and resold at least 567 items online using university money has been sentenced to three years of probation.

The Des Moines Register reports (http://dmreg.co/1DLUVye ) that 37-year-old Jennifer Robyn Whitmore-Meier was sentenced Thursday in Des Moines’ federal court.

A written statement from the U.S. District Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa says Whitmore-Meier, who now lives in Colorado, had pleaded guilty to three counts of mail fraud.

A 2012 state audit of the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics discovered the fraud.

Prosecutors say Whitmore-Meier made $122,374 using the eBay scheme while she worked as an information technology consultant between 2003 and 2011. She also used the school’s money to make personal purchases on the online auction website.


Information from: The Des Moines Register, http://www.desmoinesregister.com



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