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'Pell Runner' Aid Scam Uncovered in California

'Pell Runner' Aid Scam Uncovered in California
April 12, 2013

Authorities have charged that about 20 people become fake students at Contra Costa College, applied for and received Pell Grants, and never attended classes, The Contra Costa Times reported. The ringleaders are alleged to have recruited people to participate, and to have taken a cut of the funds from each participant. The scheme (a problem faced by other colleges) is known as a "Pell runner" scam.

 

 

 

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