NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - While UNO had its budget slashed, one employee decided it was okay to collect two paychecks.
"I think it's a sad commentary," says a local CPA, Patrick Lynch. "It's sickening... sickening to see people exploit the system."
On October 15, 2010, UNO named women's basketball coach Amy Champion its athletic director. Six months later, April of 2011, they announced she would be stepping down from her role as women's basketball coach.
These records from UNO show for six months after this press release. She received two paychecks, one for being athletic director and the other for women's basketball coach. All totaled, Champion earned about $20,000 more than she deserved.
Shortly after Peter Fos took over as UNO's president, he ordered an audit of Champion after Athletic Department employees raised some questions about the double pay.
"We learned that Amy was being paid for two jobs," Fos says. "I just told her, I said I don't understand why you're getting paid for two jobs when you're doing one."
That audit came with hundreds of pages of back-up documents detailing interviews, travel records and emails.