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Former BC officials are indigcted for stealing

I don't remember if we're still using the Campuswatch kicker for things like this... --vmb

Doesn't sound familiar - sting

By V. Michael Bove

Two former employees of Boston College pleaded "not guilty" in Middlesex Superior Court Friday, June 28, to charges they had embezzled over $90,000 from housing and student activities funds.

Former Boston College Housing Director Richard E. Collins and former Housing Business Manager David Mitchell were indicted by a Middlesex County grand jury after an investigation by the District Attorney's office.

An internal audit of housing department records showed that $56,015 in profits from a student-run snack bar were never reported to Boston College.

The profits were to have funded student activites, and Collins was the sole administrator of the snack bar's account. Assistant District Attorney Lawrence A. Dugan charged that Collins instead used the money to "support a lavish lifestyle," including a vacation home and ski trips.

Mitchell is charged with embezzling $34,514 from the housing department through various means, including changing receipts and having expenses associated with a pub he runs in Marblehead billed to Boston College.

Both men resigned their positions last year.

Last May, Kenneth E. Dumas '83, president of the MIT Class of 1983, was sentenced to a one-year suspended sentence, three years on probation, and full restitution for the theft of $35,300 from receipts of the Student Center Committee's 24-Hour Coffeehouse.

Mitchell and Collins have been released on personal recognizance, and their cases continued until July 29.