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Identity Thieves Con the Department of Education Out of Student Loan Money

Written by Steve Rhode

We’ve heard a lot in the news about people stealing information on people and using that personal information to file for tax refunds. It’s a growing form of identity theft. But in a new twist, Ronzell and Stephanie Mitchell were using stolen personal information to scam the Department of Education out of $270,000 of student loan money.

According to WJLA the couple targeted online universities and enroll for classes using the stolen identities. They would then apply for student loans and ask the online universities to mail the checks to the con artists.

More than 200 people were victimized in the scam and that is just the number that is known.

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