U Of Central Arkansas Internal Audit Finds 'Fraudulent Behavior'

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Officials at the University of Central Arkansas may have played favorites — including renewing a scholarship worth thousands for a student who might not be qualified — and turned a blind eye to questioning then Chief of Staff Jack Gillean about his missing key.

That key was used to break into buildings and steal exams to cheat on tests, according to a draft internal audit report dated Monday.

The “Security Breach Audit Report” will be unveiled during UCA’s Audit Committee meeting at noon Friday.

The report details a lack of policy, oversight and communication at the university leading up to the resignation of Gillean, according to the report. Gillean, who was arrested in October, has been charged with four felonies, including commercial burglary, for allowing then student Cameron Stark to use his key to break into buildings and steal exams, according to an affidavit filed at the Faulkner County Courthouse.

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