UF Official Accused Of $180K In School Credit Card Fraud

A top University of Florida housing official has been arrested for stealing more than $180,000 to buy furniture, electronics and other items, according to UF police.

The university's senior director of housing and education, 41-year-old Azfar Mian, was arrested Monday and charged with grand larceny of more than $100,000.

Source: Alachua County Sheriff's Office

A police report says Mian used state funds to buy:

  • $16,000 worth of lunches
  • $45,000 worth of furniture and other household items
  • $37,000 in electronics
  • $11,500 in maintenance items (such as lawn mowers)
  • $44,000 for misc. items (such as seven different cell phones / cell service) 

The UF Office of Internal Audit allegedly has records detailing each of the purchases. 

Police say Mian used his school credit card to buy the items, all of which were reserved for personal use at Mian's home. 

The investigation came after complaints to the school's ethics and compliance hotline. 

UF spokeswoman Janine Sikes says five other employees are also on administrative leave pending the investigation.

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