Texas Woman Indicted In Financial Aid Scam

DALLAS (May 22, 2013)—A North Texas woman, Sussette Sheree Timmons, 30, has been charged in an alleged scam that targeted separate schools involving financial aid payments for online classes never taken.

Timmons, who was indicted on six counts of financial institution fraud, received financial aid from New Mexico State University, Western New Mexico University, Ashford University, Northern New Mexico College, Coconino Community College and Pima Community College, prosecutors said.

Timmons enrolled for distance learning programs via the Internet and some financial aid was applied to her tuition and fees.

Prosecutors say she also received some disbursement checks, but never used the money for her education.

Prosecutors say Timmons, who was indicted Tuesday, has withdrawn from 13 colleges or universities since 2009.

She remains at large.

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