Former Augusta University employee accused of stealing from the school

A former Augusta University employee has been indicted for allegedly stealing more than $300,000 from the school, Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr announced Thursday.

Dawn Gantt, 43, of Martinez, has been charged with one count of racketeering in connection with 288 acts of theft by taking and 19 acts of false statements and writings.

Gantt served as the dean’s office coordinator for Augusta University’s Dental College. She is accused of stealing from the college between February 2016 until she was fired last October.

“University employees are expected to help further our mission to provide a world-class education, and those who choose to instead engage in unlawful activity will be held accountable,” Carr said. “Stealing from our college campuses means stealing from Georgia’s students, and it won’t be tolerated.”

The attorney general’s Public Integrity and White Collar Crime Unit presented evidence in the case to a Richmond County grand jury, resulting in the indictment of Gantt last month.

The Augusta University Police Department investigated the case.


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