Prosecutors: 4 Long Islanders face federal charges in connection to fake nursing degree scheme

Prosecutors say people who bought the fraudulent papers were then able to sit for the nursing board exam, meaning those who passed could be working without any real training.

News 12 Staff

Jan 27, 2023, 1:23 AM

Updated 451 days ago

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Four Long Islanders are among 25 people facing federal charges in connection to a fake nursing degree scheme.
The Justice Department says the suspects worked to distribute over $7,600 bogus diplomas and transcript issued through three now-closed Florida schools.
Prosecutors say people who bought the fraudulent papers were then able to sit for the nursing board exam, meaning those who passed could be working without any real training.
Those facing charges could now face up to 20 years in prison.


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