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Crime & Courts

Man sentenced in College of DuPage loan fraud scheme

A Monee man was sentenced to nine years in prison this week after pleading guilty to playing a role in a college loan scheme involving the College of DuPage, according to a news release from Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan's office.

Lorin Brown, 36, was found guilty at an August bench trial of identity theft, theft by deception, theft of government property, continuing financial crimes enterprise, mail fraud and wire fraud, the release stated. He will also have to pay restitution totaling $319,670.

Between January 2012 and February 2013, Brown used stolen information to take out student loans with the U.S. Department of Education to take online classes at College of DuPage and the University of Phoenix, according to the release.

Brown was charged with three other people: Jessie Wright, Dasia Blue and Olympia Blue.

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