James Spaulding, a former bookstore manager at the eastern Iowa school, faces one count of mail fraud and two counts of filing a false tax return.
Authorities say Spaulding submitted invoices to buy books from a company he established in 2011 with a friend. He is accused of issuing checks for several invoices between 2011 and 2012. Authorities say Spaulding would later receive cashier’s checks.
The Telegraph Herald reports a hearing in the case is scheduled Thursday.
Clarke University reported the theft in April 2013 after an internal review of vendors.