Educator aided others at cheating, U.S. charges

Federal prosecutors in Memphis are investigating an educator who they say ran a test cheating ring in three Southern states for teachers and prospective teachers who wanted to pass standardized certification exams, the New York Times reports. The United States attorney’s office has indicted Clarence Mumford Sr., 58, on 49 counts, including mail, wire and Social Security fraud as well as identify theft. According to court documents, Mr. Mumford, a former assistant principal and guidance counselor, helped create fake government identification for test takers, and collected fees ranging from $1,500 to $3,000 from individuals who were concerned about passing tests administered by the Educational Testing Service in Arkansas, Mississippi and Tennessee…

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