W.Md. uncovers student payroll falsification

January 26, 1996|By Glenn P. Graham | Glenn P. Graham,SUN STAFF

The Western Maryland College Honor and Conduct Board found 17 students -- including 12 athletes -- guilty of falsifying time sheets for college work-study jobs in the intramural program.

The board, consisting of two faculty and two student members, completed the hearing last Friday, following a campus investigation that began in December after a routine monthly check of student payroll statements turned up discrepancies.

Joyce Muller, the school's director of public information, wouldn't release any names.

The penalties handed down included suspension for the 1996 spring semester, restitution in full of work-study funds, completion of community service hours upon re-enrollment, disciplinary probation, and ineligibility to hold either a work-study or campus-funded job. The students involved were notified Monday and Tuesday and have the right to appeal.

Muller said the athletes can return to their teams after they complete the suspension, make full restitution and complete community service hours.

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