Former Harvard law worker accused of stealing nearly $48,000

A former Harvard employee is accused of stealing nearly $48,000 from the university and using it on personal purchases.

Prosecutors say 32-year-old Darris Saylors, of Chattanooga, Tennessee, was arraigned Wednesday in Cambridge.

Authorities say Saylors used a Harvard credit card to buy personal items including laptops and iPads, and then recorded false reasons for the expenses on accounting documents.

A message was left with Saylors' lawyer seeking comment on the charges, which include larceny and forgery.

Saylors worked until November 2013 as a manager of student programs at Harvard Law School. She was later hired by the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

The Middlesex district attorney's office says another former Harvard Law employee is scheduled to be arraigned April 5 on larceny charges related to the same case.