Current U of L Foundation CFO Fired After Shoplifting Arrest at U of L Golf Club

Just when you think things can’t get any worse at University of Louisville Foundation, the bar is raised.

Acting U of L Foundation CFO Robert Mims has been fired after only two weeks following an arrest for shoplifting.

According to the Courier-Journal:

Sherman said in the statement that Mims had no access to financial accounts or confidential information, that his “alleged lapses in judgment were unrelated to his work for the foundation” and that “based on his positive professional references and his work for us we could not have foreseen the alleged behavior.”

Court records online show Mims, 51, still has an address in Memphis, Tennessee, was charged Wednesday with theft or shoplifting over $10,000 and under $1 million.

His arraignment is scheduled for Sept. 19.

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Card Chronicle has confirmed that the shoplifting took place at the U of L Golf Club:

Card Chronicle can confirm that the location of that theft was the clubhouse of the U of L Golf Club, where Mims was reportedly inquiring about a membership given his new position at the university. An employee at the golf club called the police once Mims had left. The police then pulled Mims car over, where he confessed to the crime.

Mims had worked for the foundation for only two weeks and was fired by Postel following news of the arrest.

This apparently was not Mims’ first foray into this particular brand of theft. A source tells CC that another local country club recently discovered camera footage of Mims stealing more than $800 worth of merchandise from its clubhouse and circulated his picture to other golf clubs throughout the area.

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