A professor at Central Connecticut State University has been placed on administrative suspension after a recent arrest.
University officials said Ravi Shankar was placed on administrative suspension without pay, pending the results of investigations.
Police said Ravi Shankar, 40, is being accused of shoplifting.
Shankar allegedly took more than $1,000 of items from the shelves at Home Depot in Middletown, then illegally returned the items.
In the past, Shankar has previously been accused of driving under the influence.
Shankar also made headlines last year for getting a promotion while he was behind bars.
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