Fraudulent Degrees Discredit College

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tuition.gifNYC College Degrees Sales Scheme Leaves 10 Indicted
July 16, 2007

New York (AP) — A grand jury has indicted 10 people, including teachers, students and administrators, on charges of tampering with a city college’s computer system to change grades and create fake degrees in exchange for money.

The defendants include Touro College’s former director of admissions, the former director of the school’s computer center, three former Touro students and three public school teachers, Manhattan prosecutors said Monday.

They created or altered records for at least 50 people since January, charging fees of $3,000 to $25,000 for better or deleted grades and for bachelor’s and master’s degrees, District Attorney Robert Morgenthau said. Read the rest of the story here.