Feds: Teachers embroiled in test-taking fraud

Share||Print Firefighters work to contain, extinguish more fires across East Tenn.Firefighters work to contain, extinguish more fires across East Tenn.Crews continue to battle fires across East Tennessee as the fire dangers increase, according to the Forestry Division of the Tennessee Department of Agriculture.More >>Crews continue to battle fires across East Tennessee as the fire dangers increase, according to the Forestry Division of the Tennessee Department of Agriculture.More >>Boy recovering after being shot at firing rangeBoy recovering after being shot at firing rangeA 13-year-old Cheatham County boy is recovering after being shot at a firing range.More >>A 13-year-old Cheatham County boy is recovering after being shot at a firing range.More >>Feds: Teachers embroiled in test-taking fraudFeds: Teachers embroiled in test-taking fraudAuthorities say a Tennessee man made a business of helping current and aspiring teachers cheat on certification tests.More >>Authorities say a Tennessee man made a business of helping current and aspiring teachers cheat on certification tests.More >>Fire conditions continue to be critical in East Tenn., burn permits not being issued at this timeFire conditions continue to be critical in East Tenn., burn permits not being issued at this timeFire conditions in Tennessee continue to be critical, so burn permits will not be issued today or through the upcoming weekend for many counties in East Tennessee.More >>Fire conditions in Tennessee continue to be critical, so burn permits will not be issued today or through the upcoming weekend for many counties in East Tennessee, according to the Forestry Division of the Tennessee Department of Agriculture.More >>Murfreesboro to host citizens academyMurfreesboro to host citizens academyA Middle Tennessee city plans to begin offering classes to its residents in an effort to educate them on the workings of local government.More >>A Middle Tennessee city plans to begin offering classes to its residents in an effort to educate them on the workings of local government.More >>Police search for armed burglary suspect near UT campusPolice search for armed burglary suspect near UT campusPolice are searching for a man believed to have burglarized a home near the UT campus Saturday night.More >>Police are searching for a man believed to have burglarized a home near the UT campus Saturday night.More >>Vol fans optimistic after Kentucky win, look forward to next yearVol fans optimistic after Kentucky win, look forward to next yearTennessee defeated Kentucky to win the final game of the season. Many Vol fans are optimistic for a new coach and for the team's chances in 2013.More >>Tennessee defeated Kentucky to win the final game of the season. Many Vol fans are optimistic for a new coach and for the team's chances in 2013. More >>Court: Metro has 'no duty' to summon outside aidCourt: Metro has 'no duty' to summon outside aidThe Tennessee Court of Appeals has ruled in favor of Metro government in a case about the response of emergency workers to an accident.More >>The Tennessee Court of Appeals has ruled in favor of Metro government in a case about the response of emergency workers to an accident.More >>Clinton man dies after being struck by trainClinton man dies after being struck by trainA Clinton man is killed after his vehicle was struck by a train.More >>A Clinton man is killed after his vehicle was struck by a train.More >>Bray leads Vols to 37-17 victory over KentuckyBray leads Vols to 37-17 victory over KentuckyTyler Bray threw four touchdown passes without an interception Saturday as Tennessee defeated Kentucky 37-17 in the season finale for both teams.More >>Tyler Bray threw four touchdown passes without an interception Saturday as Tennessee defeated Kentucky 37-17 in the season finale for both teams.More >> By ADRIAN SAINZAssociated Press MEMPHIS (AP) - Authorities say a Tennessee man made a business of helping current and aspiring teachers cheat on certification tests. Clarence Mumford Sr. is charged by the federal government with being the ringleader of a 15-year test-taking scam. Authorities say the scam involved aspiring teachers and Mumford's stable of hired test-takers in three Southern states. The U.S. Attorney's office in Memphis says Mumford paid people to take Praxis teacher certification examinations on behalf of teachers in Arkansas, Mississippi and Tennessee. Mumford faces more than 60 fraud and conspiracy charges that claim he created fake driver's licenses with the information of a teacher or an aspiring teacher and attached the photograph of a test-taker. Prospective teachers are accused of paying Mumford between $1,500 to about $3,000 per test. Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.