Touro officials named in transcripts scam


Touro College’s former admissions director and nine others tied to the New York City-based institution were indicted for a “cash for grades scheme” involving fraudulent transcripts.

Manhattan District Attorney Robert Morgenthau said the students’ transcripts were altered, and transcripts and degrees were created for people who had never attended the college, which is run under Jewish auspices. Those indicted include three city teachers said to have paid for false master’s degrees from Touro, according to The New York Times.

The district attorney’s office found indications that more than 50 transcripts were tampered with this year alone, and that people had paid $3,000 to $25,000 to have transcripts altered or falsified.

Touro said it is cooperating with the investigation, which has resulted in several arrests.

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