Former UCD Employee Arrested on Embezzlement Charges

Laurel Rosenhall
December 9, 2010

Jennifer Beeman, the former UC Davis employee who oversaw the Campus Violence Prevention Program for 16 years, was arrested today on suspicion of embezzling public funds and committing eight other felonies related to misusing public money.

Investigators believe Beeman embezzled between $2,000 and $13,000, according to a statement from UC Davis. In addition, UC Davis returned more than $100,000 to the U.S. Department of Justice after determining that unallowable expenses had been charged to a violence prevention grant Beeman administered.

Beeman went on administrative leave from UC Davis in December 2008 and left employment there in June 2009.

In September 2009, UC Davis announced that Beeman had falsely inflated the number of forcible sex offenses that took place on campus in 2005, 2006, and 2007 in reports required by federal law. The university corrected the figures in 2009, reducing by more than half the number of incidents reported for each year.