Saturday, July 31, 2010

Ex-Oklahoma State University employee accused of misusing university credit card

An Oklahoma State University employee was charged Friday with felony embezzlement on accusations that she used a university purchase card to buy a TV and a Nintendo Wii.Brandi Jo Silkwood, 30, resigned from the Industrial Engineering Department June 28 after receiving a letter stating the university’s intended to terminate her, OSU spokeswoman Carrie Husley-Greene said.Silkwood is accused of using her purchase card to buy a 47-inch TV. When an OSU police officer questioned her about the TV June 15, she said she bought the TV at a professor’s request but it was still at Walmart waiting for pickup, an arrest warrant affidavit reads.The professor told police he didn’t ask Silkwood to buy a TV.The card’s purchase log shows a TV bought with the card was returned to the store later that day. The affidavit doesn’t state the price of the TV.According to a Walmart transaction record and video surveillance, another TV was purchased with the same card about 40 minutes later, the affidavit states. That TV cost $598. She later told police she accidentally used her OSU card and that she wrote a $1,044.30 check to reimburse the university. She told police she wrote the check to cover the cost of the TV, a Nintendo Wii, several video games and other accessories, according to the affidavit.The check was returned with a notice the account had been closed, the affidavit states. Another check Silkwood wrote for $538.72 to repay other personal purchases also was returned.Police seized a Nintendo Wii, a TV, TV wall mount, stereo and accessories from Silkwood’s home July 13.

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