Stealing education: families fake residency for school

“As he sits in an office in Freehold, private investigator Jimmie Mesis has at his fingertips the names and addresses of people he says are committing fraud across New Jersey and the nation.

They may be typical soccer moms and hard-working parents, but they are fabricating documents or lying about where they live, to get their children into schools outside their own area.

Last year, taxpayers spent more than $19,000 to educate the average public school student in New Jersey, and most of those costs were borne through local property taxes.”

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Author: Amanda Oglesby
Source: Daily Record

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