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A Special Investigations Unit Report Regarding Hinson - Hazelwood Loans

January 2005

Report Number 05-035

Overall Conclusion

The Public Integrity Unit at the Travis County District Attorney's Office obtained indictments for Thelma Garza, Kema Riley, and Schanda Wallace on November 1, 2004, after the Special Investigations Unit investigated allegations of forged Hinson-Hazelwood loan applications and promissory notes. The Higher Education Coordinating Board requested the investigation of these three separate offenses. The forged applications and promissory notes led to the fraudulent disbursement of $15,260 for tuition, fees, and personal expenses for former student Thelma Garza of St. Edwards University, Kema Riley of Texas Tech University, and Schanda Wallace of Stephen F. Austin University.

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