Dallas woman indicted, college financial aid scam

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Associated Press

Posted on May 22, 2013 at 1:32 PM

DALLAS (AP) — A North Texas woman has been charged with scamming six schools by getting thousands of dollars in financial aid and not completing any online courses.

Prosecutors in Dallas on Wednesday announced 30-year-old Sussette Sheree Timmons has been indicted on six counts of financial institution fraud.

Timmons received financial aid from New Mexico State University, Western New Mexico University, Ashford University, Northern New Mexico College, Coconino Community College and Pima Community College.

Timmons enrolled for distance learning programs via the Internet and some financial aid was applied to her tuition and fees. Prosecutors say she also received some disbursement checks but never used the money for her education.

Prosecutors say Timmons, who was indicted Tuesday, has withdrawn from 13 colleges or universities since 2009.

She remains at large.

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