Four Akron residents have been indicted on charges they used fake GED certifications to enroll in college and obtain more than $104,000 in federal financial aid.
Lori A. Martin, 46; Raheem J. Martin, 40; and Teresa K. Scott and Tina M. Mileca, both 34, are charged with conspiracy to commit mail fraud and wire fraud, according to the U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Ohio.
U.S. Attorney Steven M. Dettelbach said the defendants conspired to create and submit fake GED test results and certificates to the University of Akron between August 2006 and September 2011 to access Pell Grant and loan money.
Lori and Raheem Martin obtained more than $76,199; Scott, more than $23,800; and Mileca, at least $4,600, according to the indictment.
The UA and Akron police departments assisted the U.S. Department of Education in the investigation.