LSU Police arrested an administrative coordinator in the university’s Music and Dramatic Arts Building after an internal audit revealed more than $82,000 was missing from the theater department’s checking account.
The audit found 48-year-old David N. Rodriguez Jr. was one of four employees in charge of the department’s Campus Federal Credit Union account. The audit said Rodriguez was in charge of taking the collected funds from the previous night’s productions and depositing them in the CFCU account.
Sixty student productions took place between June 2010 and March 2015, and while collections equaled over $187,000, a total of just over $82,000 remained unaccounted.
Rodriguez was booked Wednesday with theft and remains in jail on a $5,000 bond.
Online jail records do list an attorney for Rodriguez.
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