The Texas Board of Nursing in the United States has filed formal charges against 43 Nigerians for forging educational credentials.
The US authorities in a statement released a list of 75-person under investigation for fraudulently obtaining educational credentials.
The overall scheme involved the distribution of more than 7,600 fake nursing diplomas issued by three South Florida-based nursing schools: Siena College in Broward County, Fl; Palm Beach School of Nursing in Palm Beach County, Fl; Sacred Heart International Institute in Broward County.
The board said it had filed formal charges against the nurses for fraudulently obtaining educational credentials.
“The board has filed formal charges against the following nurses for fraudulently obtaining educational credentials. The board is authorised to file formal charges against a nurse if probable cause exists that the nurse has committed an act listed in Tex. Occ. Code §301.452(b) or that violates other laws. See Tex. Occ. Code §301.458. Further, formal charges are publicly available. See Tex. Occ. Code §301.466(b),” it said.