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Columbia Spectator Staff

The News desk's Sarah Darville has confirmed key details of a story the Post reported this afternoon: that Columbia worker George Castro nabbed almost $5 million from the University by surreptitiously adding his bank account to the University's electronic payment system. When the University noticed the missing funds, it filed a report with the District Attorney's office. Investigators from the DA's office apprehended Castro at his home on Wednesday, where they found him with $200,000 of cash in a bag and an $80,000 Audi parked outside. He told investigators that the money had just appeared in his account. The News desk has the details. UPDATE: A clarification from the District Attorney's office: Castro may not, in fact, be a University employee. The DA's office is still investigating how Castro is related to Columbia and how he managed to access the University's electronic payment system.

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