DETROIT (AP) — Federal authorities say a former Detroit Public Schools administrator who started a tutoring company has been accused of fraud in a case involving more than $6 million in federal funds for students in Detroit and Highland Park.
The Detroit News reports (http://bit.ly/1hLZSjA ) the FBI has seized multiple bank accounts belonging to Carolyn Starkey-Darden and her husband, Anthony Darden, after launching an investigation in 2011.
The Associated Press sent messages Thursday seeking comment from lawyers for Starkey-Darden and her husband.
A civil complaint says Starkey-Darden ordered the falsification of documents, including inputting false pre-test scores, creating fake individualized learning plans and forging signatures from parents.
No criminal charges have been filed.
The companies were formed to provide after-school tutoring to low-income students who attended schools targeted for improvement on federal goals.
Information from: The Detroit News, http://detnews.com/