College Official Embezzlement

February 21, 2013 - 5:31 PM
This Feb. 7, 2012 photo shows James Beckwith, former chief operating officer and acting president of Southern Vermont College in Bennington, Vt. Vermont State Police said James Beckwith was found dead in his home Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2013, of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He had been accused of embezzling $440,000 from the school when he served as acting president between October 2012 and January, depositing it into his personal account, and using $260,000 to pay down two mortgages secured by his South Londonderry home. (AP Photo/Bennington Banner, Peter Crabtree)