|Updated: 5/22/2011 10:55 pm
||Published: 5/22/2011 5:05 pm
Last week, the FBI and Department of Education Inspector General served two warrants at CC's Cosmetology College; one for mail fraud, the other for financial institution fraud.
As the feds look over the evidence they collected at CC's Cosmetology College, one Tulsan says, “it's about time.”
Back in 2003, Karen thought she wanted to go beauty school; a friend suggested CC's.
She didn't qualify for a Pell Grant, “my parents basically made too much money.”
She thought her beauty school dreams were over.
“(CC’s) had another idea.”
Karen says CC’s told her to make up a story in order to get the grant money.
“They told me to have my elderly grandmother write a written statement saying I lived with her and she made x amount of money, and that I was living off of that money too.”
When she heard that, she said she got a bad feeling in the pit of her stomach.
“I felt uncomfortable and I felt like this lady doing the paper work with me had something to hide, I really did, and I have intuition,” Spear told FOX23 News.
Karen says she never signed the paper.
“I wasn't about to commit fraud and make my grandma pay for me.”
Now that the FBI is taking a look at CC's, Karen is putting two and two together.
“It sounds like they've been doing this a long time,” she said.
Karen never made it to cosmetology college. She is now a mother of two, and she thinks everything worked out for the best.
The doors at CC's were locked on Sunday, but the FBI says there's nothing keeping the school from reopening on Monday.
Back in September of last year, a woman told FOX23 that CC’s Cosmetology College never made good on financial aid promises. An FBI spokesperson tells FOX23 paperwork explaining what was discovered during last week's search, could be filed as soon as Friday.