A Carmel resident has been sentenced to five years probation, fined $1,000 and will have to pay $70,000 in restitution for federal student loan fraud. Cavya Chandra, a former Cornell University student, has plead guilty to charges that involve forging academic transcripts and recommendation letters to get into Cornell, IUPUI and Carnegie Mellon University.
Chandra owes the restitution to Cornell, where she attended using illegally-accepted student loan money. In a series of events that included transfers between Carnegie Mellon, Cornell and IUPUI, Chandra attended classes and received a degree from IUPUI in 2015, which was eventually rescinded. You can connect to more about what led to the conviction by clicking here.