Court docs show new details in BAE fraud scheme

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): Court documents are shedding new light on how a financial scheme that took advantage of a Fort Wayne company’s education program took shape.

Back in April, Robin Opper was the 31st former employee of BAE Systems charged in the scheme that saw employees pocketing college tuition reimbursements for classes they’d never taken.

The News-Sentinel reports the aerospace company lost more than $761,000 in the scheme, which apparently was started by Opper himself, thanks to documents from classes he took at Indiana Tech in the past. He and others apparently used the documents from those classes and changed the dates and class information to keep the scam going.

Opper is one of several to plead guilty in the case. He’ll be sentenced in December.

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