OIG Investigative Reports, Press Release: Clearfield, PA November 19, 2009 - Clearfield Woman Charged with Fraudulent Receipt of Student Aid 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 Report United States Attorneys Office Western District of Pennsylvania For Immediate Release: November 17, 2009 CLEARFIELD WOMAN CHARGED WITH FRAUDULENT RECEIPT OF STUDENT AID Acting United States Attorney Robert S. Cessar announced today, November 17, 2009, that Kimberly A. Kovall of Clearfield, Pennsylvania, has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Johnstown on a charge of fraudulent receipt of federal student aid funds. The one-count indictment named Kovall, age 46, as the sole defendant.. According to the indictment presented to the court, on February 26, 2007, Kovall fraudulently obtained federal student aid benefits valued at more than $200. Assistant United States Attorney John J. Valkovci, Jr., who presented the case to the grand jury, indicated that the law provides for a maximum total sentence of five years in prison, a fine of $ 250,000, or both. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed would be based upon the seriousness of the offense and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant. The United States Department of Education/Office of Inspector General conducted the investigation leading to the indictment in this case. An indictment is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt. A defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial at which the government must prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. # # # Top Printable view Last Modified: 11/19/2009 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
Clearfield Woman Charged with Fraudulent Receipt of Student Aid. Clearfield, PA., November 17, 2009
Published by the Department of Education, Office of Inspector General on 2009-11-17.
Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report.