Fraud involving student transcripts is increasing dramatically, according to Roberta Ferguson, a registrar at Marshall University in West Virginia.

"I've been in this business 16 years. In the last two years, I've seen more fraudulent documents than in the 14 years before," she said. "Due to the excellent copy processes that are now available, students have been able to create diplomas as well as transcripts. We've seen some cut-and-paste documents that are pretty realistic. At our graduate college campus, we had some transcript paper stolen. When the West Virginia Graduate College merged with Marshall,


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