Man accused of stealing thousands from University of Memphis

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A man is facing charges after police say he stole thousands from the University of Memphis.

Memphis police say Jaime Walsh went online and made a couple bogus donations to the university earlier this month.

The University of Memphis wouldn’t talk about the phony funds.

But a Memphis police report shows it’s not the only crime Walsh is accused of committing against the college.

Police say Walsh also schemed and scored a refund check from the school for about $3,500, then cashed it.

Police say he tried to do the same thing a second time this week.

Walsh got a check for $4,500, but was busted by university police and arrested on campus before he made it to the bank.

“I think it’s unfair because I don’t even get a refund check. It’s crazy to me, it hurts,” said junior Greg Strong.

We stopped by Walsh’s home Wednesday. His mother told WREG, she was surprised by his arrest, and thought he was getting his life together while on parole.

Walsh served time in jail for scheming and thefts in Shelby County.

In the early to mid-2000s, he racked up tens of thousands of dollars in fraudulent checks. He even drove off a car lot in a truck he bought using fake info.

Now he’s in trouble again and this time, it’s college students who say they’re impacted from his thefts.

“It’s not right, point blank period. It’s not right,” said Strong.

The University of Memphis says Walsh is not affiliated with the university.

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