Identity thief cons way into Harvard


An American identity thief has fooled two Ivy League universities into allowing her to enrol for criminology classes. Police said that Esther Elizabeth Reed, 28, managed to attend Columbia University as a graduate student studying criminology and psychology for two years.

Reed posed as Brooke Henson, who has been registered as 'missing' since 1999. Reed also enrolled at Harvard and California State University, Fullerton.

"Reed is an incredibly smart and sophisticated con woman," police investigator Jon Campbell told the New York Post. Identity thief cons way into Harvard - vnunet.com

Linked by shanmuga Wednesday, 10th January 2007 10:22PM