Montgomery College Loses Money in Fraud Scheme
Few details released about incident that occurred ‘earlier this month’
Montgomery College sustained a “financial loss” after falling victim to a fraud scheme, the school announced Thursday afternoon.
College and law enforcement officials were mum on details Thursday, but said the incident will not interrupt student activities or operations at the college.
Officials did not specify what happened or disclose how much money was lost. A news release from the college said the crime occurred “earlier this month,” but Marcus Rosano, director of media relations for the college, declined to give a specific date.
Rosano said preliminary investigations show no student or employee data were compromised.
The college’s news release said local authorities and investigators at the Baltimore Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation are investigating.
“The crime resulted in a financial loss to the College and steps are being taken to recover the full amount,” the release said. “The College will assist with all investigations of this matter. While these inquiries proceed, law enforcement has requested that the College refrain from releasing further information about them.”
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