BECKLEY, WV (WVNS) - A mother who worked at a West Virginia high school is accused of fraud in a scheme where she allegedly faked her daughters' grades.
On Wednesday, Sept. 19, Mellissa Krystynak, 49, of Stuart, Florida was indicted by a federal grand jury on six counts of mail fraud.
Krystynak was a counselor at the Greenbrier West High School in Beckley, West Virginia from 2011 to 2017. Two of her children attended the school while she was employed there.
According to the indictment, Krystynak used her administrator access to inflate 35 of her daughters' grades. One of her daughters applied for and was awarded $10,000 in financial scholarships during her senior year. The awards were based on the fraudulent report cards and transcripts. The checks were being mailed to her daughter's college.
If convicted, Krystynak faces up to 20 years in prison for each count. She is facing six counts. She is set to appear on Oct. 3, 2018 in front of U.S. Magistrate Omar Aboulhosn.
Standoff at home on Jehossee Drive in...
Police: Son argues with mother, stabs...
- Teacher says she was fired for giving students zeroes
- Rescued sacrificial rooster terrorizes neighborhood
- Ohio man calls police after pig won't stop following him
- Sheriff: Man helped give goat whiskey, cocaine
- VIDEO: Two guys try ‘tall man' trick to get into Black Panther
- Nearly a dozen day care workers say parent's cookies made them high
- Simple sketch helps police identify theft suspect