Former University of Maryland student sentenced in wire fraud tuition scheme

University of Maryland (PHOTO: UMD)

PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY, Md. — A former graduate student at the University of Maryland has been sentenced in federal court after falsifying documents in order to qualify for a scholarship offered by the school.

Jermaine Dory, 25, faked participation in an undergraduate program at California State University that would allow him to qualify for more than $40,000 in grant funds intended for minority participants in a doctorate program.

In 2013, he emailed the University of Maryland false documents supposedly from CSU. University of Maryland accepted him into their doctorate program based on these documents and approved him for $40,490.30.

Over the summer of 2014, university officials began to investigate Dory’s application. He was dismissed from the school that August. In July of 2016, he plead guilty to wire fraud.

Dory will pay $33,420 in restitution, undergo three years of probation, and serve fifty hours of community service.