FBI investigating former Pfeiffer University administrator amidst embezzlement allegations

University leader under investigation

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - The FBI is investigating a former Pfeiffer University administrator amidst allegations he embezzled roughly $500,000.

A university spokesman confirmed an ongoing investigation related to a former employee in a statement Wednesday afternoon.

“Jeffrey Plyler is no longer employed or affiliated with Pfeiffer University," the statement said. “Pfeiffer University is cooperating with the FBI investigation.”

A spokeswoman for the FBI declined to comment when asked about this investigation.

Plyler’s LinkedIn profile says he left the university in October 2018 and does not list a current employer.

A call to a number listed for Plyler late Wednesday afternoon went to his voicemail and was not immediately returned.

This story has been updated to clarify the nature of the way in which the FBI declined to comment.

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