Prof Fired for Depositing Student Payments in His Account

by E Wayne Ross on July 25, 2009

News-Press: FGCU professor’s second penalty is firing
Deposited school’s checks, FGCU says

The same FGCU associate professor suspended for touching a mannequin in a sexual manner has been fired for depositing university checks into his personal bank account.

David Lounsbury, 56, was terminated July 14 after an internal audit found he collected cash and checks worth $15,210.

Lounsbury is accused of asking students to issue checks directly to him, or pay in cash, instead of FGCU for an interview and interrogation course.