Miami, Dec 5: Nice brochures, promises of 100 per cent placement etc are few things said by colleges to luer students. But a Florida college used exotic dancers as admissions officers, falsified documents and coached students to lure students.
As per an AP report, "According to a federal lawsuit filed in Miami, on at least one of its seven campuses, FastTrain College "purposely hired attractive women and sometimes exotic dancers and encouraged them to dress provocatively while they recruited young men in neighborhoods to attend FastTrain."
The agency report further says, "Miami-based FastTrain and Amor bilked the U.S. Department of Education out of millions of dollars with falsified grant applications from at least January 2009 through June 2012, when the school closed after an FBI raid."
The Florida-based FastTrain College has also been accused of fraudulently obtaining some $35 million (about Rs 216 crore) in federal aid money from the US government.
FastTrain is now defunct and operated in seven Florida campuses. It was based in Miami.
The college has been accused of falsifying attendance records and high school diplomas for students so that they could quickly gather more and more money, the lawsuit says.
As per fbi.gov, "The governments' complaint in the civil case alleges that from at least January 1, 2009 through June 22, 2012, when FastTrain closed, FastTrain and Amor knowingly submitted, or caused to be submitted, numerous false claims for payment to the U.S. Department of Education (ED) arising from their fraudulent course of conduct in order to participate in the federal student aid programs authorized pursuant to Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965."