It's not students but teachers who are at the center of a long-running cheating scandal that authorities say affected public schools in three Southern states. Federal prosecutors in Memphis allege Clarence Mumford Sr., an educator who was working for Memphis City Schools, was paid by teachers in Arkansas, Mississippi and Tennessee to organize other people to take their certification tests. According to authorities, the 15-year-long scam saw Mumford allegedly receive a fee from the wannabe teachers to manufacture fake IDs, which he gave to test ringers, who earned his clients a passing grade so they could begin teaching. Mumford is facing more than 60 fraud and conspiracy charges, and 14 people have been charged with mail and Social Security fraud. [Source]
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