At least 20 current and former students from this affluent area of New York have been charged in a widening college entrance scandal. According to authorities these students were hired by other students to take the exams for them… the offered payments ranged from $500 to $3600!
The students are being charged with scheming to defraud, falsifying business records, and criminal impersonation.
For the students age 18 and older, they will be charged as adults and the charges are felonies… the minors will be charged with misdemeanors.
Some of the students who were paid to take the tests already attend college and face expulsion from those institutions, and the prospective college students may find it extremely difficult to find a college willing to accept them based on their lack of ethical conduct.