The University of Minnesota ticket office is reportedly being investigated by the FBI for possible fraud.
According to a report from the Minneapolis Star Tribune, an internal audit into the ticket office revealed some discrepancies in the records. Minnesota internally addressed the situation immediately and then got the FBI involved.
A spokesperson from the university confirmed the news to the paper.
Minnesota went on to fire the ticket office operator immediately after their internal discovery.
From the report:
Former Gophers ticket operations director Brent Holck, who helped start the Golden Ticket promotions program for men’s basketball in 2012, was fired in February within 24 hours of the audit’s discovery. Holck had been the ticket manager for U athletics since 2008.
The Gophers officially announced on May 26 the hiring of assistant athletic director Ryan Dillon to fill Holck’s role.
It will be interesting to see what the FBI findings reveal, but if any wrongdoing is discovered, Holck could be facing jail time.