Miami-Dade man gets 2 years in prison for setting up phony diploma mill

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  1. Lerner

    Lerner Well-Known Member

  2. decimon

    decimon Well-Known Member

    Good find.

    Here's more:

    More and some comments, including from names we know, at:

    Inside Higher Ed
     
  3. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member Staff Member

  4. Jack Tracey

    Jack Tracey New Member

    Re: Re: Miami-Dade man gets 2 years in prison for setting up phony diploma mill

    The same that any scam-man thinks. Easy money.
    Jack
     
  5. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member Staff Member

    Re: Re: Re: Miami-Dade man gets 2 years in prison for setting up phony diploma mill

    Ah, yes! Thanks, Mr. Obvious!
     
  6. Rich Douglas

    Rich Douglas Well-Known Member

    Not a diploma mill. A scam to offer credits, ostensibly for taking courses, by a college in Ohio. That college didn't do its due diligence.
     
  7. decimon

    decimon Well-Known Member

    I see a hint of something more collaborative.
     
  8. Rich Douglas

    Rich Douglas Well-Known Member

    If we had no other evidence than two possible conclusions--that either the college was duped by the provider or that the college was in on it (or, at least, someone AT the college was in on it), I'd have to agree with you.

    It doesn't seem plausible that such a blatant sham could go without notice by Otterbein or other schools. From an article:

    "Otterbein officials have said Dan Thompson, a former associate dean for academic affairs who administered the program at Otterbein, did not follow guidelines in regulating the school's involvement and did not seek proper approval for the program. Thompson died of a heart attack in March."

    Probably from lifting those heavy bags of money.
     
  9. Gus Sainz

    Gus Sainz New Member

    In case you were wondering why I was absent for a while…

    A physical education teacher repeatedly told his students that he didn’t really care one whit about them because he was the highest paid teacher in the county. One day a gifted honors straight “A” student was given three grades of “F” for being out of uniform and told that he would continue to get a daily grade of “F” everyday that he failed to dress in uniform. Never mind that the reason this student was out of uniform was because it was stolen from a locked locker right next to the teacher’s office. This did not seem to be of any concern to the teacher. The fact that no uniforms were available for sale in this student’s size also seemed not to matter. However, the fact that school district officials and schools principals didn’t want to get involved in any way really raised my curiosity. Who was this guy?

    As a concerned parent I approached the teacher only to be met with a condescending attitude and a story that it didn’t matter to him what grade the students received, as he didn’t care about them or the school because he drove a new Mercedes and didn’t need the money or the job. Hmm, I thought to myself. a high school gym teacher making that much money?

    Goodbye Mr. McCoggle, I have talked to many of them, I can assure you that few, if any, of your students will miss you. Just bad luck, I guess. Who could've imagined that the parent of one of your students, a parent whose concern about his kid’s grades you ignored, a complete stranger whom you mistreated and to whom you boasted about your lifestyle and how much income you were deriving from your sideline educational business, would turn out to be an educational credential and degree mill researcher?

    I mean, what are the odds, huh? :D
     
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  10. DesElms

    DesElms New Member

    Re: In case you were wondering why I was absent for a while…

    Next time maybe he'll bother to find out who he's pissing off before he actually up and does so.

    Just shows ta' go ya': Ol' Gus's reputation in other fora for being public enemy number one of diploma mill operators and their shills is well-earned.

    It's an honor to be in your presence, sir. ;)

    I repeat: Welcome back. DegreeInfo's starting to feel like its old self again!
     
  11. uncle janko

    uncle janko member

    Yes, it is.

    So far so good.
     
  12. Lerner

    Lerner Well-Known Member

    Amazing!.

    And a good lesson in humility.

    learner
     
  13. DTechBA

    DTechBA New Member

    Double Negative

    Since a diploma mill is already phony is it an improper use of a double negative to say "phony diploma mill"?

    Just teasing... :D
     
  14. miguelstefan

    miguelstefan New Member

    So you do have a sense of humor. Good one DTechBA!!! :D
     
  15. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member Staff Member

    Re: Double Negative

    You mean there is no such thing as a genuine diploma mill?
     
  16. Lerner

    Lerner Well-Known Member

    Re: Re: Double Negative

    Well a visit to Wyoming licensed schools may reveal a few Licensed Diploma Mills :)

    Learner
     
  17. Bruce

    Bruce Moderator Staff Member

  18. DTechBA

    DTechBA New Member

    Had to laugh...

    The following quote about teachers who claimed to have attended classes was pretty funny:

    "''I think some of the teachers may have been protecting themselves''

    You think?........
     
  19. miguelstefan

    miguelstefan New Member

    It may come from a much closer villa!!! :D

    Domo Arigato Mr. Tomoko... :cool: Sorry, I still love Styx...
     

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