Man sentenced for running fake barber college for veterans

Man sentenced for running fake barber college for veterans

Charles B. Harris, of Ninety Six, South Carolina, was sentenced in federal court in Anderson to 20 months imprisonment and ordered to pay over $45, idpurchase.com 000 in restitution for conspiracy to defraud the United States.

Evidence presented at the change of plea hearing established that from 2011 2014, Harris owned and operated the Greenwood Barber College. The school was approved by the VA to teach veterans the skill of barbering.

Agents interviewed several of Harris’ students, who said as long as they paid Harris $400 per month, he did not require them to attend class. Harris would falsify documents indicating their attendance and progress so the students could continue to receive VA educational benefits.

Harris admitted that he did not require the veterans to attend classes at the school and that he would falsify records documenting the attendance and performance of the veterans.

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