The below article covers all the vital and sensational news about the Florida Nursing Scam and associated facts.
Have you ever faced any scams in your life? Have you heard about fake nursing degrees? You feel shocked right after hearing the questions. Then think about those students in the United States and Canada who actually go through this nursing scam.
Around twenty-five, people provided fake nursing degrees to thousands of students in Florida. This Florida Nursing Scam news is now trending on the news channels.
What exactly happened in the scam?
The Southern District of Florida federal authorities charged twenty-five people for making fake nursing degrees. They created an illegitimate shortcut for nursing students to get nursing licenses and employment.
In a news press conference, the South Florida federal grand jury revealed that these fraud people sold around 7,600 fake nursing degrees. In this Florida Nursing Scandal, three Florida nursing schools’ names were mentioned.
Which school names were involved in this scam?
- Siena College in Broward County.
- Palm Beach School of Nursing in Palm Beach.
- Sacred Heart International Institute in Broward County.
What kind of jobs could the students do with Florida Nursing Scam degrees?
- The students can work with licensed Medicaid patients in Georgia and Ohio.
- They can work with pediatric patients in Massachusetts and New York.
- In New Jersey, the students can work in an assisted living facility.
- They can take care of elderly patients in Texas and New York.
- They can also work as a veteran in medical centers in Maryland and New York.
What happened to the accused persons of the Florida Nursing Scandal?
Each of the defendants will face up to twenty years in prison. Markenzy Lapointe, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, said in a statement that these types of frauds not only question the public safety but also the reputation of nurses who legally get the license.
How much money did the accused people earn from this Florida Nursing Scam?
Those accused twenty-five people distributed fake nursing degrees between 2016 and 2021. The students paid more than a total of $114 million for those fake nursing degrees. The federal officials also mentioned that among those 7,600 students, 2,400 students passed their licensing exams in New York.
What did ordinary people say about the Florida Nursing Scandal?
Ordinary people get shocked after hearing about the scam. Some people did not feel surprised as they think it has become quite normal now. People are commenting that it is crazy to sell fake nursing diplomas. You should check our “Social Media Links” part for recent updates.
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Chad Yarbrough, the Acting Special Agent-in-Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Miami, mentioned in a statement that healthcare frauds are not new in South Florida. Scammers find this way easy to earn a lot of money.
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Florida Nursing Scam– FAQs:
Q.1 Are the involved schools closed now?
Q.2 How much did a student pay for the degree?
Ans. More than $10,000.
Q.3 How many students get jobs from fake nursing degrees?
Ans. About 30%.
Q.4 Did any student face criminal charges for buying fake degrees?
Q.5 Can the students lose their certificates?
Q.6 When did the scam news come to the public?
Ans. 25th January on Wednesday afternoon.
Q.7 Where did the press conference held?