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Report finds money issues at W.Va. State

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Legislative leaders are looking at a number of money-handling problems at West Virginia State University.

Improper campus bookstore credit practices, parking fine overcharges and some missing funds are among 16 issues raised in an audit Tuesday.

The report also says 103 students were allowed to remain enrolled in 2009 after failing to pay tuition. Fourteen of them also lived in the dorms and used meal cards without paying for them. All told, the school was shorted an estimated $261,500.

Auditors found several problems at the bookstore. Those include lines of credit extended to school vice presidents, athletic coaches and others in violation of university policy.

The missing money includes $193 from a library change machine.

The university's new president, Brian Hemphill, told legislators Tuesday he's taking the findings very seriously.


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