AKRON, Ohio - Four people from Akron have been indicted, accused of fraudulently obtaining more than $104,000 in student financial aid.
The conspiracy consisted of some using fake G.E.D. certificates to enroll in the University of Akron, said Steven Dettelbach, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio.
Lori Martin, 46; Raheem Martin, 40; Teresa Scott, 34; and Tina Mileca, 34, are charged with conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud.
"These defendants cut corners to get money to which they were not entitled," Dettelbach said in a news release. "Our office will continue to prosecute those who defraud the federal government."
Court records indicate the conspiracy happened between August 2006 through September 2011.
Lori Martin allegedly created fake "Official Transcripts" that reported test results and the awarding of G.E.D. certificates for Raheem Martin, Scott and Mileca. She also helped them complete online applications to the University of Akron and student aid, according to the indictment.
Scott and Mileca paid Lori Martin $200 each for the fake G.E.D. Official Transcript, court records note.