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Feb 14, 2014 5:12 AM by AP (Photo courtesy MGN Online)

Woman gets 3 years in financial aid scam

A federal judge has sentenced a New Orleans woman to nearly three years in prison for a scam in which she pocketed more than $110,000 in financial aid by enrolling at several colleges under other people's names or using her own name while forging transcripts and supplying other false information.
The New Orleans Advocate reports U.S. District Judge Susie Morgan sentenced Renata Foreman to 33 months and ordered her to pay $191,617 in restitution.
U.S. Attorney Kenneth Polite Jr.'s office says Southern University at New Orleans, the University of New Orleans, Southeastern Louisiana University and Colorado State were among the schools that accepted Foreman's applications.
Foreman pleaded guilty to theft of government funds, mail fraud and identity theft for a scheme developed in 2005 and continued through 2012.

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