• Tutor to low-income children accused of forgery


    FULTON COUNTY, Ga. - Channel 2 Action News has learned a woman who served as a tutor to low-income children is facing forgery charges.

    On Nov. 26, a Fulton County grand jury charged Dominique Scott with one count of forgery and three counts of false statements for falsifying an application to provide tutoring services to children from struggling families.

    In January 2010, Scott had submitted an application to the Georgia Department of Education to qualify as a provider for a federal program called Supplemental Education Services. SES offers free academic assistance, such as tutoring or remedial help, to low-income families whose children attend a Title I school.

    During the time of the alleged offense, the state approved SES providers through an application process that aimed to vet each provider's educational abilities and financial stability.

    On her application, the indictment alleges that Scott falsified the financial assets and liabilities of her company. Officials say she made it appear as if it was thriving by providing a false balance sheet, a false statement of net income, a program summary showing a false start date and a forged letter from a false financial institution showing a nonexistent cash line of credit.

    Scott's company was hired to tutor children in five different counties in Georgia.

    The company has been terminated from the SES program.

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