Event 1901 - Dickson Fraud


In 1901 the University, still suffering severely from the cutbacks of the Depression years, was rocked by the discovery that the accountant of seventeen years, F.T.J. Dickson had embezzled £23,839 pounds, keeping a second set of books to present to the auditors. In all the deficit for the year proved to be near enough to £35,000.
(University of Melbourne Archives, Key 34: Dickson Frauds 1901)

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