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Westfield State University sends charges from former president to attorney general

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Former Westfield State University president Evan Dobelle (MassLive) Former Westfield State University president Evan Dobelle (MassLive)
WESTFIELD, MA (WSHM) -

Westfield State University officials are once again accusing their former president of using college funds inappropriately.

Nine months after he stepped down as the university's president, Evan Dobelle allegedly charged the college for a car rental in San Francisco.

University spokeswoman Molly Watson told CBS 3 they received a bill from Enterprise Rent-A-Car for nearly $300 from Dobelle.

During his six-year tenure as president, Dobelle had charged 17 visits to San Francisco.

Instead of paying for the 18th trip, the university reversed the charges and forwarded them to the state attorney general's office.

Nearly two weeks ago, the state attorney general's office announced they were suing Dobelle for nearly $100,000 in personal expenses to the school.

An inspector general report released in late July found that Dobelle had repeatedly abused his authority by charging nearly $500,000 to five university-related credit cards.

His lawyer has said that his client's spending was proper and benefits the university.

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