Police: Woman bought hundreds of computers with university money

CLEMSON — A former Clemson University employee was charged last week with using university funds to buy more than $215,000 worth of computer devices over a three-year period.

Shana Lashay Grant, 34, of Central, is charged with breach of trust with fraudulent intent with a value more than $10,000, according to the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division. The felony carries a sentence of up to 10 years in prison or a fine upon conviction.

An arrest warrant claims Grant was an administrative assistant in the university’s office of communications studies when she began buying Apple computer devices with school money and keeping them for her own use or selling them.

According to SLED, Grant bought more than 230 devices from July 2012 to March 2015.

Grant was arrested last Wednesday and released later the same day from the Pickens County Detention Center on a $20,000 surety bond.