A nursing school sells fake diplomas and transcripts
An owner and operator of nursing schools in Virginia and Florida was charged with plotting to sell fake transcripts and diplomas. The targets for selling their fake diplomas were nursing candidates who did not qualify for the board of nursing exams, licensed nurses, and nursing candidates enrolled in a Florida nursing school that had closed.
Quoted from ABC News, a witness told the FBI that Patrick Nwaokwu and Musa Bangura made illegal transcripts and diplomas through a nursing school in Virginia. The school was actually closed for violating state regulations. However, Nwaokwu and Bangura continued to sell fake transcripts and certifications.
Evidence collected showed that students paid between $6,000 and $18,000 or the equivalent of IDR 80 million to IDR 260 million for fake transcripts and diplomas from schools in Virginia. In addition, an FBI agent posing as a diploma purchaser from a school in Florida paid an estimated $16,000 or the equivalent of IDR 230 million for a fake diploma.
Diploma counterfeiting is not a victimless crime. Circulation of fake certificates, especially for professions that require special knowledge and skills such as nurses, doctors, engineers, has the potential to endanger the lives of others.
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