USF Med School VP Accused of Stealing Bicycle Resigns

The University of South Florida is investigating Abdul Rao, senior vice president for research, after he was seen on a video, posted on YouTube, taking a bicycle from the loading dock of a research center at the university, The St. Petersburg Times reported.

Rao, whose salary and stipend total nearly $400,000, said he took the bike to help a homeless friend who needed it for a short period of time and planned to return it.
Rao resigned Feb. 17.

The bike belonged to a graduate student.

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