Student Charged, Accused Of Faking High School Diploma

diplomafraud September 11, 2012 0


Charges have been filed against an Upstate student who is accused of faking her high school diploma.

The charges against Equnna Nicole Miller, 27, come during an investigation into financial aid fraud at Piedmont Technical College.

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Spokesman Josh Black says Miller was awarded a $9,500 student loan and a $2,775 federal grant last year.  The student was caught before she received any money this year.

According to officials, Miller was taking classes PTC’s Abbeville campus, but was kicked out after officials discovered the alleged fraud.

The student faces charges of forgery and falsifying or altering a transcript.

Nine other people are being investigated for diploma fraud.  The school says some are current students and others have dropped out of school.

“We want everyone to know that Piedmont Technical College will not tolerate this kind of behavior,” said Dr. Ray Brooks, president of PTC. “We will prosecute anyone found guilty of fraud to the full extent of the law.

This article originally appeared on wspa

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