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FBI: Education Fraud Scheme Was ‘Straight Up Stealing’



by CBS 11 News

In a bait-and-switch scheme, a group of fraudsters used educational programs for veterans to enrich themselves while cheating service members out of an education they were entitled to under the law, according to FBI.gov.

The GI Bill provides the country’s service members and veterans a free or reduced-cost college education to those who qualify, offering them a head start on their return to civilian life. But one group of fraudsters used the Post-9/11 GI Bill and other U.S. Department of Defense educational programs for veterans as a piggy bank to line their own pockets while cheating more than 2,500 service members out of an education they were entitled to under the law.

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