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Former Fayetteville Tech employee charged with embezzling $40,000 from school

Posted July 21, 2014
Updated July 22, 2014

— A former Fayetteville Technical Community College bookstore employee was arrested and charged Monday with stealing $40,000 from the school.

Video from the bookstore’s security system and information from computers led investigators to Paul Gause, 36, who authorities said was fired from the school on June 12 after pocketing bookstore profits over the past year.

Gause, who is charged with embezzlement, was released from the Cumberland County jail on bond.


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  • LetsBeFair Jul 22, 2014

    40k, I mean come on! Where is the management staff -- they should be fired!, a year?

  • iopsyc Jul 22, 2014

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    Is the "ilk" your referring to "criminals" or some other group?

  • Djofraleigh Anderson Jul 22, 2014
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    I hired cashiers who had a good credit rating (minus medical bills) and still some would steal. They could not believe I could miss one $20 bill. This man probably ran an open register -- not giving receipts. So, the only loss was found via inventory loss. That's once a month, and doesn't say who took what. Let's say the guy keeps the money, takes the conviction, is in jail 6 months or two years, he still profits from crime -- at a price. He might even get a court appointed lawyer. Hope he can repay most of the money. Still, all the inventory loss might not be from him!

  • geraniumposey Jul 22, 2014

    No values, no standards of behavior from this ilk.

  • ThatsRite Jul 22, 2014

    Greedy Folks. Internal Dual Control Companies !

  • Jordy Jul 22, 2014

    How does 40K go missing and no one realizes it? I would say they need to improve both their hiring and accounting practices....

  • pappy1 Jul 22, 2014

    Nice hire.