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employee charged with theft of property
July 29, 2009,
Jonesboro, Ark. -- Special Agents of the Arkansas State Police Criminal
Investigation Division have taken into custody Virginia DeMaine, 56, of
Jonesboro, Arkansas. DeMaine is presently charged with one felony count
of theft of property.
DeMaine, who has been employed by Arkansas State University, is the
subject of a continuing investigation.
The arrest stems from an investigation requested by Arkansas State
University and conducted by the Arkansas State Police and officers of
the Arkansas State University Police Department, in conjunction with the
Division of Legislative Audit.
DeMaine is alleged to have diverted monies intended for the University’s
Childhood Development Associate Program.
ASU officials stress that the discovered monetary loss does not affect
any ASU student enrollment or the validity of any ASU course. The
University will work with law enforcement, its surety bond carrier, and
the courts to recover any embezzled funds for the University.