A Special Investigations Unit Report on College Access Loans Administered
by the Higher Education Coordinating Board
Report Number 03-001
An investigation by the State Auditor's Special Investigations Unit led to
the indictment of Cristi Trevino by the Travis County Grand Jury. The Travis
County District Attorney's Office Public Integrity Unit is prosecuting Cristi
Trevino for forgery, a state jail felony.
Key Facts and Findings
The indictment charges that between January and May 1997, Ms. Trevino allegedly
forged the signature of a friend on a College Access Loan (CAL) application
without the friend's knowledge. She then submitted the forged CAL application
to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board which led to the fraudulent
disbursement of more than $3,400 for tuition, fees, and personal expenses.
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