Man accused of orchestrating teacher certification scam - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Man accused of orchestrating teacher certification scam

U.S. Attorney's Office held a news conference about the teacher certification scam Tuesday afternoon U.S. Attorney's Office held a news conference about the teacher certification scam Tuesday afternoon

(WMC-TV) - One man has been indicted on 45 counts of conspiracy to violate United States laws in connection to a teacher certification scam that involved several teachers and aspiring teachers in Tennessee, Arkansas, and Mississippi.

According to U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Tennessee Edward L. Stanton, Clarence Mumford, 58, of Memphis was charging teachers money and in return, finding people to pose as them to take their teacher certification examinations.

According to the indictment, the scam went on for 15 years.

"In an area that should be sacrosanct - the education of our children – Mumford has created an atmosphere in which teachers who are not only unqualified, but who have also gained credentials by fraud, stand in front of our children every day," said U.S. Attorney Edward L. Stanton in a written statement.

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