Mary Frisce, 43, has been arrested after allegedly forging checks drawn on a bank account belonging to her former colleagues.
An arrest warrant affidavit stated that the interim director of the Pharmacotherapy Education & Research Center, a joint venture between the University of Texas at Austin's College of Pharmacy and the UT Health Science Center, contacted UT system police Oct. 23 after noticing several checks from the fund’s account had been forged.
A UTHSC representative said the private business account not affiliated with either institution and was set up with personal funds provided by her former colleagues within the Pharmacotherapy Education & Research Center.
Police investigators said they obtained copies of the checks, including one for $350, and found out they were made out to Frisce, who was the administrative assistant for that department, the affidavit stated.
The checks appeared to have the signature of Frisce’s former boss, who left in August for a position in Kentucky, the affidavit stated.
Police said they contacted that man and he denied knowing anything about the checks or authorizing anyone to forge his signature.
Frisce was arrested Wednesday on a charge of forgery.