Exclusive: College sacks employee in embezzlement case

Police are investigating the case at one of the UK's largest colleges

Julia Belgutay

a staff member has been dismissed following allegations of embezzlement at a Glasgow college

A member of staff has been sacked following an investigation into embezzlement at City of Glasgow College.

A spokesperson for the college told Tes that a member of staff had been dismissed and was going through an internal appeal process.

They added: “As that is not yet concluded, it would be inappropriate to comment further.​”

Police are also continuing their investigation, with a spokeswoman confirming enquiries are still ongoing.

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'Enquiries ongoing'

Last month, Tes revealed exclusively that police were investigating an allegation of embezzlement at the Glasgow college.

At the time, the college, one of the largest in the UK, said a member of staff had been suspended while an internal investigation was underway. No further details about that investigation, or the allegations made which now lead to a dismissal of a member of staff, have been confirmed.

City of Glasgow College is one of three colleges in the city – all three governed by Glasgow Colleges Regional Board. A report to the board's audit committee from the assigned colleges' audit committee stated: “The principal reported to the committee on a matter which is currently under the subject of an internal investigation and forensic internal audit, and which has also been reported to the police.

"The circumstances of this case emerged as a consequence of internal review and reportage. All relevant parties have been informed."

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Julia Belgutay

Julia Belgutay

Julia Belgutay is head of FE at Tes

Find me on Twitter @JBelgutay

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