OIG Investigative Reports, Harvey Schools Chief Gets Jail Term for 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 Investigative Reports For Immediate Release Chicago, May 13, 2004 Chicago Sun-Times By FRANK MAIN Crime Reporter e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Harvey Schools Chief Gets Jail Term for Fraud A south suburban school president and her son were sentenced Wednesday to 180 days in jail for defrauding a college financial aid program. Janet Thomas, president of Harvey District 152 and a Bloom Township High School teacher, also was ordered to pay a $7,000 fine and repay $10,525 she obtained for her son in fraudulent school grants. Her son, Derrick Fomby, must pay a $3,000 fine and help repay the grants. Stephenson County Judge Charles Hartman ordered the mother and son to report to jail May 24. They were convicted March 10. Thomas was convicted of falsifying her income to help her son obtain grants to attend Highland Community College in Freeport from 1998 to 2001. She was earning $80,000 a year and receiving money from 10 rental properties. Fomby admitted on the stand during his mother's trial he used some of the grant money to buy personal items such as gym shoes. "It is very distressing that an educator stole from funds that are intended to help students whose families did not enjoy the same financial prosperity that she did," said Attorney General Lisa Madigan, whose office prosecuted the case. Thomas also had worked for Harvey Mayor Eric Kellogg's administration, heading the city's Work Force Investment Act program for about $17,000 a year. Kellogg is an assistant superintendent in Harvey District 152. Fomby got a job from Kellogg as superintendent of the city's Metra and Pace parking lots for about $33,000 a year. "We will need to terminate their employment," mayoral spokeswoman Sandra Alvarado said. Top Printable view Share this page Last Modified: 02/28/2005 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
Harvey schools chief gets jail term for fraud. Chicago, May 13, 2004
Published by the Department of Education, Office of Inspector General on 2004-05-13.
Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report.