OIG Investigative Reports Press Release Fresno CA., 03/26/2013 - Corcoran Resident Arrested for Student Aid Fraud Skip to main contentAbout UsContact UsFAQs Language Assistance Englishespañol中文: 繁體版Việt-ngữ한국어TagalogРусский U.S. Department of Education Search for: Toggle navigation U.S. Department of Education Student Loans Grants Laws Data About ED OFFICES Home Reports & Resources Programs/Initiatives News Office Contacts Investigation Report THE UNITED STATES ATTORNEY'S OFFICE EASTERN DISTRICT of CALIFORNIA NEWS United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner Eastern District of California FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, March 26, 2013 www.justice.gov/usao/cae/ Docket #:1:13-cr-00099-AWI-BAM CONTACT: LAUREN HORWOOD PHONE: 916-554-2706 email@example.com CORCORAN RESIDENT ARRESTED FOR STUDENT AID FRAUD Fresno, Calif. — Vera Reed, 55, of Corcoran, was arrested today on an indictment previously returned by a federal grand jury, United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced. The indictment charges Reed with financial aid fraud and theft of government property, and alleges that she falsely claimed to be a high school graduate so she could obtain federal Pell Grants totaling $14,812 to attend Fresno City College and West Hills College in Lemoore. Reed will be arraigned by U.S. Magistrate Judge Sheila K. Oberto on March 27, 2013, at 1:30 p.m. This case is the product of an investigation by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Inspector General. Assistant United States Attorney Mark J. McKeon is prosecuting the case. If convicted, Reed faces a maximum statutory penalty for financial aid fraud of five years in prison, and the maximum statutory penalty for theft of government property of 10 years in prison. Any sentence, however, would be determined at the discretion of the court after consideration of any applicable statutory factors and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, which take into account a number of variables. The charges are only allegations, and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. #### Top Printable view Last Modified: 03/28/2013 How Do I Find... Student loans, forgiveness College accreditation No Child Left Behind FERPA FAFSA 1098-E Tax Form 2015 Budget Proposal More > Information About... Transforming Teaching Family and Community Engagement Early Learning K-12 Reforms More > Connect Facebook Twitter YouTube Email RSS Google+ More > MISUSED FOIA OIG Fraud Hotline Our mission is to promote student achievement and preparation for global competitiveness by fostering educational excellence and ensuring equal access. Student Loans Repaying Loans Defaulted Loans Loan Forgiveness Loan Servicers Grants & Programs Apply for Pell Grants Grants Forecast Open Grant Competitions Find Grant Programs by Eligibility Laws & Guidance No Child Left Behind FERPA Civil Rights Data & Research Education Statistics Postsecondary Education Data State Education Data Nation's Report Card What Works Clearinghouse About Us Contact Us ED Offices Jobs News FAQs Budget, Performance Notices FOIAPrivacySecurityInformation qualityInspector GeneralWhitehouse.govUSA.govBenefits.govRegulations.gov
Corcoran Resident Arrested for Student Aid Fraud. Fresno, CA., March 26, 2013
Published by the Department of Education, Office of Inspector General on 2013-03-26.
Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report.