- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 11, 2015

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - The Athens-Clarke County District Attorney’s Office has filed a felony theft charge against a Virginia man accused of obtaining in-state tuition rates for his daughter while she attended the University of Georgia.

The Athens Banner-Herald (https://bit.ly/1EjWRNn ) reported Monday that the DA’s office filed an accusation in Clarke County Superior Court on June 23 charging Pierre P. Mortemousque of Lynchburg, Virginia with a single count of theft by deception.

Police say in tuition application documents, Mortemousque gave an address in Atlanta, where he owns an apartment that he seldom stayed at.

In June 2014, university police obtained warrants charging him with four counts of theft by deception, among other charges.

During the probe, police say Mortemousque reimbursed the university for the $37,020 in savings he owed, and his daughter transferred to another college.


Information from: Athens Banner-Herald, https://www.onlineathens.com

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