OIG Investigative Reports Press Release Cleveland, OH., 03/05/2013 - Former Lakeland Student Indicted On Fraud Charges 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 NORTHERN DISTRCIT OF OHIO NEWS Former Lakeland Student Indicted On Fraud Charges FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 05, 2013 A two-count indictment was filed charging a Cleveland woman with crimes related to the misuse of more than $6,000 in federal financial aid, said Steven M. Dettelbach, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio. Tanya Oliver, 28, is charged with one count each of mail fraud and student aid fraud. Oliver enrolled at Lakeland Community College in Kirtland, Ohio. During the 2007-2008 school year, Oliver fraudulently caused more than $6,000 in federal financial aid to be provided to Lakeland for the purposes of funding her education. Those monies were the basis for providing refunds to Oliver in the amount of $5,174.95, according to the indictment. Oliver obtained the funds for the purpose of using the monies for her own personal use, according to the indictment. This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Christos M. Georgalis following an investigation by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Inspector General. If convicted, the defendant's sentence will be determined by the court after review of factors unique to this case, including the defendant's prior criminal record, if any, the defendant's role in the offense and the characteristics of the violation. In all cases the sentence will not exceed the statutory maximum and in most cases it will be less than the maximum. An indictment is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt. A defendant is entitled to a fair trial in which it will be the government's burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. Top Printable view Last Modified: 03/08/2013 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
Former Lakeland Student Indicted On Fraud Charges. Cleveland, OH., March 05, 2013
Published by the Department of Education, Office of Inspector General on 2013-03-05.
Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report.