Westfield State Gets Rental Car Charge From Former President Evan Dobelle

Nine months after Westfield State University President Evan Dobelle stepped down from his post, he charged the school for a rental car in San Francisco.

Westfield State received an invoice from the rental car company Enterprise late last month, for a four day rental of a red Hyundai Accent in San Francisco for Evan Dobelle, the school’s former president who stepped down last November amid allegations that he improperly used school funds for personal uses and vacations.

Westfield State spokesperson Molly Watson says the school has “internal controls” that caught the invoice, a charge of $273.48. She says Enterprise reversed the charge at the school’s request, and a copy of the invoice has been sent to Westfield State’s lawyers and state Attorney General Martha Coakley’s office.

Dobelle’s lawyer says in an e-mail that Enterprise erroneously sent the invoice to the school.