Emory test scammer to appear on '60 Minutes'

ATLANTA -- The 19-year-old Emory University student who had a lucrative side gig taking college entrance exams for students for a fee, will appear on “60 Minutes” on Sunday.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that it will be Sam Eshaghoff’s first interview since his arrest in September on charges of fraud and criminal impersonation. Authorities said he was paid between $1,500 and $2,500 to stand in and take ACTs and SATs for students attending a prestigious Long Island high school.

Eshagoff, of Great Neck, N.Y., posed as other students and used fake IDs to enter test centers to take the exams, authorities say.

He told “60 Minutes” that he believed he saved peoples’ lives by scoring high marks for them on the tests.

 

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