Former Vanderbilt law school employee arrested for alleged embezzlement

Monday, January 16, 2012 at 12:10pm
Staff reports

Former Vanderbilt employee and Nashville Pride president Jason Hunt was arrested Friday in Montgomery County, Ark., after being accused with embezzling money from Vanderbilt Law School.

Hunt, an administrative services manager, was fired from Vanderbilt after an internal investigation regarding possible misuse of law school funds, according to the university. He is charged with theft of more than $60,000, which is a class B felony.

“As soon as we became aware of the situation, we aggressively investigated,” said University General Counsel David Williams.

After the investigation found misuse of “substantial” money, they turned the case over to the Davidson County district attorney general’s office. Hunt will be returned to Nashville to face the charge.

According to the Out & About Newspaper, Hunt resigned from his post as president of Nashville Pride in October and moved to Mexico to start a nightclub.