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Former UVU Employees Charged with Financial Misconduct

March 6, 2019

The Utah Attorney General’s Office filed criminal charges against two former Utah Valley University (UVU) employees yesterday and is seeking restitution on behalf of the University.

The criminal charges are the result of an investigation conducted in May 2016, when UVU informed the Attorney General’s Office of suspected financial misconduct by Jennifer Clegg, the former financial manager of the University’s former Technology & Computing College, and her husband Phil Clegg, the former associate dean of students. UVU provided documentation to assist the Attorney General’s Office following a court order.

The University was first made aware of the misconduct after investigating a complaint received via their anonymous hotline (EthicsPoint) alleging that Jennifer Clegg was misusing her position to conduct private business during work hours. As a result of the investigation, Jennifer Clegg’s employment was terminated, and Phil Clegg resigned from his position.

In the interest of protecting victims and the integrity of the investigation, details of the case may not be discussed beyond this brief statement. Any questions regarding the criminal case can be directed to the Utah Attorney General’s Office.

Read UVU’s statement.

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