03/29/2013 09:59 am ET

11 Metro Detroiters Accused In Student-Aid Crime Rings

They pretended to take college courses online, lied about having high school diplomas and conned the government out of free college money that was meant for poor people.

That's what the federal government said 11 people across metro Detroit did for years, running a student-aid crime ring that stole more than $1 million from the government, and then using the money for personal expenses when it was supposed to pay for school.

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