(DES MOINES) Auditor of State, David A. Vaudt, today released a report on a special investigation of UNItix, the University of Northern Iowa’s centralized ticketing office, for the period August 1, 2008 through August 31, 2010. The special investigation was requested by University officials as a result of concerns regarding improperly transaction processed by John Gogola, a former Assistant UNItix Director.
Vaudt reported the special investigation identified $18,891 of collections which were diverted from the UNItix system. Of this amount, $16,412 was diverted to Mr. Gogola’s personal debit and credit cards by recording certain improper transaction within UNItix. Vaudt reported a total of 284 improper transactions were identified which were directly or indirectly related to the funds Mr. Gogola diverted to his personal debit and credit cards. The improper transactions were recorded in 112 patron accounts. The improper transactions identified also resulted in $1,268 of losses incurred by 12 patrons. Additional improper transactions may have also been recorded in more patron accounts, but sufficient details were not available.
More details on this report can be found at auditor.iowa.gov/specials. Copies of the report have been filed with the University’s Department of Public Safety, the Division of Criminal Investigation, the Black Hawk County Attorney’s Office and the Attorney General’s Office.
Iowa Auditor of State