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Second Suspect Accused Of Stealing From Vanderbilt

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Samuel Cole Wakefield Samuel Cole Wakefield

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A second suspect has been indicted for stealing more than $60,000 from Vanderbilt University.

In a grand jury indictment released Wednesday, Samuel Cole Wakefield was indicted for stealing money from the school.

Wakefield was the second person in less than a week to be named as part of a two month long investigation by the U.S. Marshals into the school's missing money.

Police said he and his partner, Jason Hunt, fled to Mexico, where they opened a nightclub in Puerto Vallarta.

On Friday, U.S. Marshals arrested 34-year-old Hunt. Police said after working for Vanderbilt University for nearly six years, Hunt was accused of stealing $600,000 from the school.

Administrators at Vanderbilt received a tip back in October that Hunt was embezzling money from the law school. Hunt was administrative services manager at the law school, but has since been fired. He dealt with money on a daily basis.

U.S. Marshals took Hunt into custody without incident. Friday night he was housed in the Montgomery County, Arkansas jail on $1,000,000 bond

Wakefield was booked into the Davidson County Jail and was being held in lieu of a $350,000 bond.

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