OIG Investigative Reports, Press Release Atlanta, Georgia December 03, 2013 - Tutor to Low Income Children Accused of Forgery 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 GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF LAW SAMUAL S. OLENS ATTORNEY GENERAL 40 CAPITAL SQUARE SW ALTANTA, GA 30334-1300 law.ga.gov (404) 656-3300 PRESS ADVISORY Tutor to Low Income Children Accused of Forgery December 3, 2013 On Tuesday, November 26, 2013, the Fulton County Grand Jury charged Domonique Scott with one count of Forgery in the First Degree (O.C.G.A. § 16-9-1) and three counts of False Statements (O.C.G.A. § 16-10-20) for falsifying an application to provide tutoring to low income children. In January 2010, Scott submitted an application to the Georgia Department of Education to qualify as a provider for a federal program called Supplemental Education Services (SES). SES offers free academic assistance, such as tutoring or remedial help, to low income families whose children attend a Title I school that has been designated by the State to be in need of improvement for more than one year. At the time of this offense, the State approved SES providers through an application process that aimed to vet each provider’s educational abilities as well as their financial stability. The indictment alleges that on her application, Scott falsified the financial assets and liabilities of her company, A Love of Learning Tutoring, making it appear as if it was thriving when, in fact, it only existed on paper. She provided a false balance sheet, a false statement of net income, a program summary showing a false start date for the company and a forged letter from a fictitious financial institution representing a non-existent cash line of credit. As a result of her fraudulent application, Scott’s company was hired to tutor children in Bibb, Richmond, Muscogee, DeKalb and Clayton Counties. The company has been terminated from the SES program. Forgery in the First Degree is punishable by one to ten years imprisonment and a fine of up to $100,000. False Statements is punishable by one to five years imprisonment and a fine of up to $100,000. Assistant Attorney General Blair McGowan is prosecuting the case on behalf of the State of Georgia. The case was investigated by former Georgia Bureau of Investigation Agent Wesley Horne, William Donaldson of the Office of the State Inspector General, and La’Trishia Stallings of the U.S. Department of Education Office of the Inspector General. Top Printable view Last Modified: 12/11/2013 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
Tutor to Low Income Children Accused of Forgery. Atlanta, GA., December 03, 2013
Published by the Department of Education, Office of Inspector General on 2013-12-03.
Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report.