SEWELL, N.J. (CBS) — The recently resigned President of Gloucester County College is facing 11 criminal counts of forgery.

52-year-old Dr. Russell Davis stepped down April 13th amidst a probe of financial impropriety. Gloucester County prosecutors have now slapped 11 felony counts on him, alleging he forged approval signatures on loan applications and a hardship withdrawal request tapping his pension. (see related story)

“They indicate he had the purpose or intent to defraud PIAA/CREF. I don’t believe that will be borne out by the evidence as to what his intent was,” said Rocco Cipparone, Davis’s attorney.

Given that Cipparone says Davis had more than enough money in that account. How much he allegedly got over 13 months ending in mid-March, no one is saying, although there’s no indication any college funds were involved.

The college is referring all calls to the Gloucester County Prosecutor.

Reported by David Madden, KYW Newsradio

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