Attendance Fraud – San Bernardino, CA

Oracle Investigations Group received a complaint submitted by employees alleging that a San Bernardino County school had been engaging in attendance fraud. Specifically, investigators were told that the school, which was in part operating as an online academy, had been claiming student attendance in excess of that which actually attended school on a regular basis. Our investigators conducted a thorough investigation and uncovered evidence which showed that the school’s founder owned a virtual curriculum company which had a service agreement with the school. Furthermore, the founder’s company was being paid close to 20% of the school’s operating budget on a yearly basis and the actual amount of students receiving the online curriculum was significantly less than what the founder was billing the school. As a result of our investigation, the school was able to renegotiate its purchase contract with the online curriculum provider and created a substantial cost savings which was redirected to other student needs.