Former Itawamba Community College Honor Society adviser arrested for embezzlement
Published 5:35 pm Monday, February 12, 2024
On Feb. 12, State Auditor Shad White announced special agents from his office arrested Robin Lowe, the former adviser for the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) chapter, a national honor society at the Itawamba Community College.
Lowe is charged with embezzlement. She is accused of converting public funds meant to benefit the PTK chapter for her own personal use. Lowe was the adviser for the honor society from 2008 to May of 2023. Lowe was served with a $36,915.30 demand letter at the time of her arrest.
“We are dedicated to making sure all taxpayer dollars—but especially dollars meant to benefit students—are spent appropriately and not stolen,” said State Auditor Shad White.
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Lowe faces up to 20 years and $5,000 in fines if convicted. All arrested by the Mississippi Office of the State Auditor are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
An insurance policy covers Lowe’s employment at Itawamba Community College. Lowe will remain liable for the full amount of the demand in addition to criminal proceedings.
Suspected fraud can be reported to the Auditor’s office online at any time by clicking the red button at www.osa.ms.gov or calling 1-(800)-321-1275 during normal business hours.