Beth Nicole Kulow, 35, 1408 Clayton Rd., was charged on a Union County warrant for falsifying public documents and three counts of second-degree theft 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Union County Law Enforcement Center.
According to Union County court documents, while Kulow was employed as dean of student services at Southwestern Community College, she submitted written documentation in support of an authorization for payment of travel expenses. Upon review, college personnel determined the event had not occurred, the trip was not associated with college business and the email submitted by Kulow had been altered. Additionally, Kulow authorized and approved payments or reimbursement for personal travel and travel related expenses, wedding-related expenses and personal items totalling $15,064.48.
Kulow’s initial appearance and preliminary hearing have yet to be scheduled.
Kulow was released on $5,000 bond.