The former bookstore manager at an eastern Iowa school is going to prison. James Spaulding pleaded guilty last December to mail fraud and filing a false tax return.
The 35-year-old Spaulding was the bookstore manager for Clarke University in Dubuque when authorities say, between 2011 and 2012, he defrauded the school of nearly $319,000. The scheme involved a fake book company Spaulding established with a friend.
Spaulding was sentenced on Monday to four years and nine months in prison and was ordered to pay restitution