BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana State University professor has been arrested after he was accused of forging students' signatures to collect reimbursement from fake travel vouchers and of other instances of fraud valued at about $16,500.

Todd Finley Shupe, 45, of Baton Rouge, who teaches graduate-level courses on treated wood recycling and advanced wood science, was arrested Friday, according to The Advocate.

He was arrested on 98 counts of fraud and misappropriation of funds.

The newspaper reports that LSU received a complaint regarding Shupe on Oct. 21.

Shupe runs the LSU Wood Durability Lab and he works in the Louisiana Forest Products Development Center at the LSU AgCenter.

A LSU police report says Shupe was reimbursing himself for more than $2,500 worth of travel expenses that did not exist.

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