Audit Findings Are That Workers To Took $10,000 From UL Lab
Auditors researching employees at the University of Louisiana Lafayette’s primate lab in New Iberia stole more than $10,000 worth of items from the lab. The auditors say they took batteries, materials and metal which were sold at a scrap yard.
Auditors say the thefts happened over the course of a two-year period.
The legislative audit includes in their findings, that manager of the New Iberia Research Center waited weeks before notifying police that a cellphone was missing. While the phone was missing for the two weeks someone made $16,000 in calls.
The audit also found that $12,000 worth of thefts were not reported for up to a year.
University officials have responded saying they are taking steps to make changes.