OIG Investigative Reports Press Release, East St. Louis IL, 05/01/2013 - East St. Louis Couple Plead Guilty to Federal Student Aid Fraud, Mail Fraud, and Wire 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 SOUTHERN DISTRICT of ILLINOIS NEWS East St. Louis Couple Plead Guilty to Federal Student Aid Fraud, Mail Fraud, and Wire Fraud FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 1, 2013 On April 29, 2013, Antwayne B. Crumble, a thirty-year old East St. Louis, IL, man and Danyelle T. McNeil, a twenty-nine year old East St. Louis, IL, woman, pled guilty in federal district court, in East St. Louis, to conspiracy to commit federal student aid fraud, mail fraud, and wire fraud, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, announced today. Crumble and McNeil's sentencing date is to be scheduled, at which time both face a maximum potential five years' in prison and a fine of up to $250,000, not more than three years' of supervised release after their prison term, and a mandatory special assessment of $100. Court proceedings revealed that on or about September 1, 2008, through September 28, 2009, Crumble and McNeil, who were involved in a romantic relationship, used personal identifying information received from family and friends to complete online applications for enrollment as undergraduate students at the University of Phoenix. After participants were accepted, they became eligible to receive federal student aid. Crumble and McNeil used newly enrolled students' personal information to make applications for federal student aid, including Pell Grant funds and student loan funds. After refund checks were disbursed to participants, online coursework ceased causing class enrollments to be terminated for inactivity. Crumble and McNeil split the student loan refund proceeds between themselves and the enrollees, all of whom spent the money on personal expenditures rather than any legitimate educational expenses. This case was investigated by the U.S. Department of Education and assigned to Special Assistant United States Attorney Matthew H. Brooks for prosecution. Top Printable view Last Modified: 05/03/2013 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
East St. Louis Couple Plead Guilty to Federal Student Aid Fraud, Mail Fraud, and Wire Fraud. East St. Louis, IL., May 01, 2013
Published by the Department of Education, Office of Inspector General on 2013-05-01.
Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report.