FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (AP) — A Framingham State University employee has been fired after making as much as $167,000 in illegitimate purchases on a college procurement card.

Rita Colucci, chief of staff and general counsel at Framingham State, said the employee was fired in June as soon as the questionable spending was uncovered.

The person's name was not immediately released because the case remains under investigation and the university called it a personnel matter.

Colucci says officials are still trying to determine how many of the purchases were legitimate and $167,000 is the maximum which may have been misspent.

The university's use of procurement cards, which are similar to corporate credit cards, has been suspended but may be reinstated.