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August 27, 2013

3 women indicted for conspiracy to defraud

OKLAHOMA CITY — A federal grand jury has indicted three Midwest City women for conspiracy to defraud the U.S. Department of Education by making false claims for payment for tutoring sessions for Oklahoma City Public School students.

U.S. Attorney Sanford Coats says the indictment unsealed Monday names 42-year-old Rebecca Cotton, 71-year-old Patricia Burns and 62-year-old Bobbie Dailey.

The indictment alleges that during the 2009-2010 school year the women instructed tutors at U.S. Grant High School to complete and sign student attendance rosters for tutoring sessions that did not take place.

It says Dailey allegedly completed and signed student attendance rosters for tutoring sessions that didn’t take place, and that Cotton allegedly instructed tutors at Roosevelt Middle School to complete and sign attendance rosters for tutoring sessions that didn’t take place.

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