Ohio man accused of theft of student financial aid

CLEVELAND (AP) — A Cleveland man is being accused of fraudulently collecting up to $55,000 in student financial aid funds.

Federal prosecutors said Wednesday that 35-year-old Robert Williams has been indicted on one count of theft of federal student financial aid money.

Court records do not list an attorney for Williams.

According to the federal indictment, Williams enrolled in approximately six different Ohio colleges between 2007 and 2012 in order to get financial aid benefits from the U.S. Department of Education and Department of Veterans Affairs.

Prosecutors accused him of using the money for his own personal use and enjoyment, while having no intention of obtaining a degree.

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