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Fraud Scandal at the Swedish student loan and grant (CSN) applications. Police notified.
Tuesday, 01 February 2011
The Swedish student loan organisation, CSN has reported to the Police of  29 people for serious crimes relating to study grant applications falsification to study at a British university. This involves payments of over four million Swedish Krona which was supposed to be paid out which has now been stopped, But about SEK300 000 could have already been paid.

There are always attempts to swaddle the CSN. Some are caught early and other are discovered very late. When CSN in the autumn approached the concerned University to confir that the suspects were studying there, it was revealed that 24 persons who claimed to have been admitted for the fall of 2010 had been falsified. When the applications were also reviewed for the spring of 2010, it was also discovered five more faulty cases.

"We managed to detect most of the fake cases before we paid out any money. Now we have ordered recovery in cases where we paid the money wrongly," said Hakan Simon, head of CSN, in a statement.

None of the police accused cases have been admitted to any academic training. The suspects live in Stockholm, Uppsala, J�nk�ping and Gothenburg, and the cases were submitted to the City Police in Stockholm.
The police discovered a similar tangle for Australian studies last summer, which led to 60 people being reported to the police. An investigation into the scandal is ongoing.
By Scancomark.se Team

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