Trade School Embezzled, Worker Says

     BALTIMORE (CN) – A former employee claims North American Trade Schools, a for-profit vocational school, falsified student records and “embezzled an unknown sum accounting to perhaps millions of dollars of government funded student assistance money” and fired her for refusing to join in the conspiracy.




     Tracey Reitterer also sued NATS President Rex Spaulding and two other officers, in Baltimore County Court.
     “Many of the NATS students do not satisfy the attendance requirements, and/or fail courses,” according to the complaint. “In many cases, when students do not satisfy the minimum grade point average or attendance requirements, defendants simply direct that the student attendance and grade records be falsified to make it appear as though the students complied with the requirements.
     “Through this pattern of fraud, defendants have embezzled an unknown sum accounting to perhaps millions of dollars of government funded student assistance money.”
     Reitterer is represented by Julie Janofsky of Towson, Md.

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