FAMU Official Arrested on Travel Expense Charges

By: AP
By: AP

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Florida A&M University's events director is facing travel expense and per diem fraud charges.

A Florida Department of Law Enforcement spokeswoman said Tuesday that Tammy Hamlet turned herself in Monday night. She was freed on her own recognizance.

The 45-year-old woman is facing eight misdemeanor counts. She is accused of defrauding $1,821.41 from the university.

FLDE spokeswoman Gretl Plessinger said the investigation was continuing and there may be other arrests.

A university spokeswoman did not immediately return a call seeking comment.

Hamlet was not in her office Tuesday and did not immediately respond to an email.

A prosecutor wrote in a sworn statement that believed the discrepancies were "just oversights or mistakes."

The statement added that an assistant prepared expense forms from Hamlet's handwritten vouchers rather than receipts.

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