(Philadelphia Inquirer) Federal authorities in Philadelphia charged a Connecticut man on Wednesday with allegedly operating an online diploma mill that churned out $5 million worth of bogus degrees.
Prosecutors said 48-year-old James Enowitch, of Cromwell, launched the scheme in 2003 with an unnamed accomplice.
The two allegedly sold associates, bachelors, masters and doctoral-level degree packages ranging from $475 to $550, even offering a "multi-degree" discount to those buying more than one.
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Enowitch and the co-conspirator allowed customers to create their own transcripts and provided them with fake verification services to back up the fake degrees, according to officials. For an additional fee, purchasers could also allegedly select their own grades.