IOWA CITY, Iowa (KWWL) – An investigation is underway over $17,000 of unaccounted gift cards and other donations processed by former University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Administrative Services Specialist, Anna Hernandez.
Auditor of State Rob Sand released a report on the findings on the investigation into the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (UIHC) thus far.
Spanning the period of August 1st, 2012 through December 31st, 2020, $16,115.00 of gift cards, $153.99 of improper imbursements, $377.66 of unsupported disbursements, and $500 of undeposited collections were documented.
The $153.99 of improper imbursements includes a $100 unauthorized petty cash voucher that was processed by Hernandez. $53.99 of improper purchases were also made with the University procurement card that was assigned to Hernandez.
The other $377.66 of unsupported imbursements were also made on Hernandez’s procurement card, with no sufficient documentation provided for the purchases.
The $500 of undeposited collections could not be traced to a recorded deposit in the University’s accounting system.
Sand reported the possibility of additional unaccounted gift cards based on lack of documentation.
Sand released a breakdown of the unaccounted gift cards in a press release:
- $9,725 of VISA gift cards for the Aiming for a Cure Fund
- $3,600 of VISA gift cards for the Adolescents and Young Adults Fund
- $550 of Casey’s gas cards for the Cancer Consortium Fund
- $50 VISA gift card for the Loren Arp Fund
- $40 of HyVee gift cards for the Miscellaneous General Fund
- $2,150 of VISA and HyVee gift cards that could not be identified to a specific fund.
You can view the full report here: