Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Former Washington University Official Embezzled $300,000 for Trips, Jewelry and Divorce Lawyers, Feds Say

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Former Washington University Official Embezzled $300,000 for Trips, Jewelry and Divorce Lawyers, Feds Say

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ST. LOUIS - The former business director of Washington University's Division of Medical Education embezzled about $300,000 and used the money for international travel, jewelry and other personal purchases, a federal indictment claims.

Barbara "Basia" Skudrzyk, 37, of Rock Hill, was indicted in U.S. District Court Thursday on six counts of mail fraud. Her indictment was unsealed after her arrest Monday.

Prosecutors say Skudrzyk, also known as Barbara "Basia" Najarro, stole the money in a variety of ways from 2010 to July 31, 2018. They say she used Washington University funds to pay $12,000 for the painting of her home, $6,000 for flooring, $15,000 for construction work, $15,000 to her divorce lawyers, $4,000 to her movers and $4,000 to her cleaning company. …

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