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Ex-bursar for Oklahoma City Community College is sentenced in embezzlement

Brandi J. Henson, 49, of Yukon, was ordered to repay Oklahoma City Community College nearly $400,000 she admitted stealing by accessing school's financial accounts while working as a bursar for them.
by Tim Willert Modified: January 16, 2013 at 8:26 pm •  Published: January 17, 2013
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After Henson pleaded guilty on Aug. 16, an OCCC spokesman said Henson manipulated account records so that tuition and book refunds issued to students also were issued to her personal credit card.

These refunds, of which there are hundreds each semester, are processed through an online PayPal account and issued via debit card, the spokesman said. The crime was a federal charge because the servers for processing the refunds are located outside of Oklahoma.

The school began investigating in July 2011 after several transactions were red-flagged by the credit card company through which student refunds are issued.

The school has since implemented new procedures to increase oversight, according to the spokesman.

Henson was hired by the school in 1990 and began working as a bursar in 2003. She resigned in September 2011.

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by Tim Willert
Education Reporter
Tim Willert is a native Californian with Oklahoma ties who covers education. Prior to moving to Oklahoma in June 2011, he was as an editor for FOXSports.com in Century City, Calif., and reported on courts for the Los Angeles Daily Journal and...
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