A Boca Raton woman was sentenced to four years and three months in prison for submitting fraudulent student loan applications online.
According to investigators, the 31-year-old tricked nursing students at the Coral Ridge Training School into giving out their personal information, which she then used to sign up for loans without their consent.
At the time, the woman was an employee at the school, officials said.
Many students found out about the unauthorized loans when they started receiving letters from the loan servicing companies.
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