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Tutoring company owner charged with falsifying financial documents

Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013 1:32 PM
Last updated 11:34 PM
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The owner of a tutoring company who taught students in Richmond, Bibb, Muscogee, Dekalb and Clayton counties alledgedly falsified financial documents to qualify as provider under the federal Supplemental Education Services program in 2010, according to a statement from the Georgia Office of the Attorney General released Tuesday.

A Fulton County grand jury on Nov. 26 charged Domonique Scott of A Love of Learning Tutoring with one count of forgery in the first degree and three counts of false statements.

The indictment alleges Scott falsified financial assets and liabilities of her company on her state application in January 2010, making it appear like it was thriving when it actually only existed on paper, according to the statement from OAG.

“(Scott) provided a false balance sheet, a false statement of net income, a program summary showing a false start date for the company and a forged letter from a fictitious financial institution representing a non-existent cash line of credit,” according to the statement.

Richmond County contracted with Scott from December 2010 until September 2011, according to Director of Information Technology Robert Jankus.

The SES program, which was discontinued in Georgia in 2012 when the state received a waiver from No Child Left Behind provisions, allocated federal funds to districts to pay for tutoring for children at low-income schools.

Georgia opted to end SES because of low participation throughout the state.

In the 2011-12 school year, only 42 percent of eligible students in Richmond County took advantage of the tutoring.

The Georgia Department of Education was responsible for approving vendors, according to Richmond County Title I Director Audrey Spry. After Richmond County contracted with the approved tutoring services, parents could select a vendor through the SES fairs held in the county or through a list provided by the district, Spry said.

According to the OAG, Scott’s case was investigated by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, the Office of the State Inspector General and the U.S. Department of Education Office of Inspector General.

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rmwhitley 12/03/13 - 04:56 pm

another obama democrat bites the dust until allowed to vote from prison.

Dixieman 12/03/13 - 05:11 pm

"a fictitious financial institution"? How long do you think that would remain undiscovered, Bubba?
Reminds me of the Seinfeld episode where George tells Jerry he has to answer his home phone "Vandelay Industries" for the next few days because George gave it out as a fictitious reference on a job application. Very funny.

corgimom 12/03/13 - 05:37 pm
Thieves will come up with

Thieves will come up with anything to steal.

Pops 12/03/13 - 09:14 pm
i find the following info. hard to believe

"In the 2011-12 school year, only 42 percent of eligible students in Richmond County took advantage of the tutoring."

Free tutoring for these children....and less than 50% of the eligible students signed up......sounds like de parents do not give much attention to their children's education.....

ragingbull 12/04/13 - 01:26 pm
Pops I agree with you.

Pops I agree with you. Gangstas do not understand the value of an education, or hard work. The new language for the Obama voter is Obamalese with a little ebonics mixed in. This applies to all races who support Obama.

Sweet son
Sweet son 12/04/13 - 02:26 pm

Your comment: "sounds like de parents do not give much attention to their children's education....." is an understatement. Those who sire and drop babies are not 'parents.' They just like the good part of it. They don't and won't take any responsibility for the human beings that they produce. That is why we don't need to keep putting more money into education. If we truly had parents of these under performing children they would not be under performing.

teaparty 12/04/13 - 05:10 pm
corgimon said, 'Thieves will

corgimon said, 'Thieves will come up with anything to steal.'
Most of them are democrats and liberals.

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