Chicago State University professor accused of embezzling $650K

Carmita Coleman – Courtesy of Chicago State University and NPHA Foundation

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UPDATED 10:45 AM PT – Saturday, November 21, 2020

A former Chicago State University professor faces federal charges for allegedly embezzling over $650,000 from a national organization geared toward providing opportunities to minority students. The group, Student National Pharmaceutical Association, even named her as one of their top 25 professors back in 2015.

On Friday, 49-year-old Carmita Coleman was charged with four counts of wire fraud. According to reports, the charges followed a five-year scheme in which she supposedly stole money for luxury vacations, food and clothes.

The indictment also argued Coleman purposely delayed her successor so she could maintain access to the organization’s bank accounts. The university noted Coleman has not been employed by the school for a year and a half.

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