Auburn dental school dean charged with embezzling $12 million
Auburn’s dentistry dean is facing felony charges that include stealing more than $12,000 from the school, authorities said Friday.
James McGlone, who has been a dentist at Auburn for 16 years, was arrested Friday on felony embezzle charges after he was found in possession of more than 2.5 million dollars in cash and other property, according to the state Department of Public Safety.
He was charged with grand theft, conspiracy to commit grand theft and bank fraud, the department said in a statement.
Auburn spokesman Mark Kastel said McGlonors son was arrested after he went to his son’s office to check on his son.
The Auburn campus is about two hours northwest of Auburn.
McGlone’s arrest comes just days after a group of former students, faculty and staff took over the school’s campus, a decision they said was prompted by the recent deaths of two students and a student employee at the school.
Former students say the group is angry at the administration for failing to address a series of safety concerns.
“They’re angry because they feel like they didn’t get a fair shake,” said one former student.
Last month, former Auburn students and faculty petitioned the state legislature to shut down the school and to revoke its state license, arguing that the school is not properly accredited and its faculty and students are not properly trained.