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james27613 Nov 2, 5:21 p.m.
This is criminal, no two ways about it.
the SBI should investigate this and AG
should file charges.
superman Nov 2, 4:47 p.m.
None of you apprently work for the state. They have a max for lodging and meals per day. You can spend all your want but the reimbursement is determined by travel guidelines. Thankfully this does not happen in state government. No one is allowed to submit travel without approval and guidelines are strickly enforced.
hmmmmm Nov 2, 4:16 p.m.
Airfare for trips to NC beaches? Really???
rachel Nov 2, 3:35 p.m.
I too was questioned by the reimbursement people when I went on a business trip to florida and so did my boss. Her travel expenses were several hundred dollars a day, I stayed a mile down the road, in a condo, per night about 50.00 and ate at the drive thrus. They called me and wanted to know how I did it so cheaply compared to her costs for the same convention.
V Vet 72-75 Nov 2, 2:35 p.m.
Little late on this one WRAL.
anti-Mako II Nov 2, 2:24 p.m.
"I once got chewed out by my boss, for not spending enough on lodging & food, useing a company credit card. I would stay at like the Comfort Inn and eat at Capetian D's. He told me that if Top Bosses, seen I could get by on this amount, they would expect him to do the same. From then on it was the better Hotels and Red Lobster."
Good point - I too try to travel and save the company money. But I do have to question your point when you say you ate at better places when you mentioned the Red Lobster.
ponyjumper07 Nov 2, 2:13 p.m.
way to report the news, like 2 months late.
jgnc2 Nov 2, 1:00 p.m.
Can WRAL please report on the real news? We are more concerned about what is going on with the economy, the crime rate, you know, things that are actually relevant to our lives???
vile garbage Nov 2, 12:56 p.m.
Tyler is rich. Oh and he scored more than anyone you have ever met or heard of in the ACC.
YippiYiyoKiYay Nov 2, 11:49 a.m.
The Truth: You have a dirty man(Kupec)with an expense account nobody checks. Funding a made up job for a dirty woman(Hansbrough) that everyone knows about. They can enjoy their life together, carefree without spending any of their own money. They travel and laugh and party and court and spark to their hearts content until they are exposed by a dirty athletic program led by dirty coaches, players, professors, administators, and the list goes on and on. Scandalous. Oh, AND dirty. Tyler must be so proud.
vile garbage Nov 2, 10:50 a.m.
It's like telling everyone that your friends seperated from each other, then a few weeks later calling everyone back again to break the news as to what happened during the marriage that caused it. Noone cares now.
NCSU84 Nov 2, 10:12 a.m.
This is old news, The N&O beat you to this story weeks ago...
mesunrise Nov 2, 10:07 a.m.
I wish people would "proof" their comments before they send them in!
Innsbruck Nov 2, 10:05 a.m.
Kupek spent thousands and then repaid every penny of it. He's no different than any other college athlete who took impermissible benefits, got caught and paid it back. Next.
truthmatterstome2 Nov 2, 10:05 a.m.
This is old news, WRAL. It was reported on by essentially all news agencies and UNC several weeks ago. The investigation was completed. The amount of money in question determined. The employees separated and the $16,000 repaid.
pappybigtuna1 Nov 2, 9:57 a.m.
yet some more, when you lift up the carpet one will keep finding stuff swept under it. I believe the this college has run amuck. Watching over the past 20 years, the college has postured into embracing of anything and everything.
The alum feel they are unfairly targeted for all that is coming to the surface. It is like a every week new discovery of waywardness.
Don't comment on me, comment on the story, I do not seek your approval or disapproval, these are my opinions and nothing one says will change that.
warbirdlover Nov 2, 9:52 a.m.
I once got chewed out by my boss, for not spending enough on lodging & food, useing a company credit card. I would stay at like the Comfort Inn and eat at Capetian D's. He told me that if Top Bosses, seen I could get by on this amount, they would expect him to do the same. From then on it was the better Hotels and Red Lobster.
LovemyPirates Nov 2, 9:35 a.m.
tatermomm52 - if you think this is the only place this is happening I have a bridge to see you. This happens in similar and other ways at many, not all, but many universities - mostly those that have big-time athletics. Not to condone what happened at UNC, but at least they weren't protecting the athletic program by protecting a pedophile which is what happened at Penn State. Everyone should wake up to what athletics have done to the US University system - distortion & corruption abound. Yet when "your teem" is playing, so many choose to believe it doesn't happen at "their school."
NotAgain Nov 2, 9:32 a.m.
"You people kill me dare107"
Oh come on dare, you know that oceans are ruined by a drop of poison... otherwise it is not fun to be a below average thinker.
discowhale Nov 2, 9:31 a.m.
regadless of where the money comes from, once it's donated it's UNC System money. The people who donate it expect it to help the SCHOOL operate.
They didn't give it to a 'dating' couple who are operators!
discowhale Nov 2, 9:27 a.m.
I've had a number of jobs where I traveled as part of the job Every expense report I turned in was checked or approved BEFORE it got filed as a record. Even after I was the person who signed and approved those reports, the Finance Department checked them after me to ensure the expenses were company / business related.
It would appear that the UNC System has no checks and balances. Periodically we see this at the local and state level too. So the question is, WHY is it that tens of thousands of businesses can figure out how to keep checks on these things, but governmental agencies can't figure it out?
But the answer is just as easy.
In the private sector you get FIRED or prosecuted for stealing from your employer. Rarely is there that effect in government. The miscreants are allowed to 'resign'. And usually with their benefits intact. WRAL's rules won't allow me the kind of language I'd like to use to say what I think of the gov't systems.
dare107 Nov 2, 9:24 a.m.
You people kill me if the story doesn't work for you then let's spin it the way you want and everyone else believe it! This is not tax dollars they are talking about. For the most part it is donations to the University, they were fund raisers for. I do not condone what they did but let's keep it real too!
NotAgain Nov 2, 9:22 a.m.
"..send a message about wasteful government spending. If you have not already done so, get out and VOTE. - DurhamDevil"
Haha, like that matters. They all love to spend.
lisa4 Nov 2, 9:09 a.m.
Now we now why tuition keeps going up!!!!!!!!!!!!!
tatermommy52 Nov 2, 8:59 a.m.
Only in that liberal utopia called Chapel Hill do students take ghost classes, admnistrators use tax dollars to date, city high schools segegate from county schools, parents enroll their kids to die, and they hire a Repulican to investrigate the Universiy.
superman Nov 2, 8:49 a.m.
1,100 pages and it was only a "part" of the audit. This guy was a big time thief and crook. Not only travel fruad but he also purchased items?
Hammerhead Nov 2, 8:39 a.m.
"The 1,100-page release, which was a part of an audit of Kupec's travel and spending, had dozens of purchases listed under a table labeled "Questioned Costs."
Under a table, no pun intended.
superman Nov 2, 8:29 a.m.
I would like Mr. Thorpe to explain why he did not approve this guys travel. No person unless they own the company should have the authority to submit travel without approval from their supervisor. When is he going to be charged and held legally responsible? What he did was not a mistake. It was willful and deceitfull. He needs to go to jail. And Mr. Thorpe is a joke.
DurhamDevil Nov 2, 8:23 a.m.
Such wasteful spending is plentiful throughout state and federal government and it is the taxpayer who pays for it.
The election coming up on Tuesday is the taxpayer's opportunity to send a message about wasteful government spending. If you have not already done so, get out and VOTE.
Published: 2008-01-11 14:37:00
Updated: 2010-06-21 13:53:03