- Associated Press - Thursday, October 30, 2014

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. (AP) - Northern Kentucky University has fired its dance team coach amid allegations she misused a school procurement card and bought $6,800 in airline tickets for personal use.

The Kentucky Enquirer reported (https://cin.ci/1DCNNlT ) the school dismissed Jennifer Hilvert over the summer, citing a “willful violation of policy and dishonesty.” The paper cited an open records request in its report.

Hilvert was also the assistant director of NKU’s recreation department.

The firing came about a year after former athletic director Scott Eaton pleaded guilty to embezzling more than $311,000 from the school using such a procurement card. Eaton is serving a 10-year sentence.

Hilvert did not return several messages seeking comment.

University spokeswoman Kelly Martin says Hilvert has repaid most of the debt and indicated the rest will be repaid.


Information from: The Kentucky Enquirer, https://www.nky.com

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