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Fraudster Flunk Out

August 15, 2016 by  
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Most people like to get things for free, but an article posted on MassLive.com tells about a former Massachusetts university employee who takes the concept of free to a new, lower level. This particular young adult was not entirely happy with just receiving a free education as one of her employee benefits; she wanted to be paid for her free degree. So she illegally applied for and received a federal student loan.

The article explains that the woman worked in the registrar’s office and after about four years of employment, she enrolled in the university’s MBA program, taking advantage of her free education benefit. Over the course of several semesters, she used her administrative privileges to give herself passing grades in classes she didn’t attend. Ironically, she gave herself an “A” in an ethics class.

The 28-year-old owned up to illegally receiving $48,000 in federal funds by pretending to be a graduate student.

The fake college student pleaded guilty for stealing student loan funds in spite of the fact she already had a free education. She is facing a five-year prison sentence, three years of supervised release and a $20,000 fine.

This fake student not only flunked out of school, but she also failed as a fraudster. It looks like the justice system is going to throw the book at her.

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