Former MNSU ROTC instructor accused of theft

Madison Diemert
News Editor

Army Master Sgt. Michael Paul Moore, a former ROTC instructor at Minnesota State University, Mankato was recently accused of theft. 

Moore, who has since been assigned to a post in Texas, was accused of stealing $900 from a cadet activities account. The account was supposed to be an activity fund for active ROTC cadets attending MNSU. 

The Flagler Beach, Florida native wrote was in charge of overseeing the account from Jan. 2017 to July 2018 and between June and July of 2018 he withdrew hundreds of dollars. He also wrote himself checks from the account, as well. Moore was charged with gross misdemeanor theft Tuesday, March 26. 

Moore allegedly told authorities he could not remember why he wrote himself those checks, though he admitted to writing them. 

The theft was discovered after Moore was posted to El Paso, Texas by a new officer who reported it to a Major in the program. Moore is due in court April 18. 

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