Professor Pleads Not Guilty to Faking Crime

From Times Staff Reports

A visiting professor at Claremont McKenna College pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges that she made up the story about a hate crime against her.

Kerri Dunn, 39, faces one misdemeanor count of filing a false police report and two felony counts of insurance fraud.

Prosecutors say Dunn falsely reported that a vandal had painted her car with racist and anti-Semitic slurs March 9 while she attended a campus forum on racism.