GARDEN CITY -- A prosecutor in New York is investigating whether students in other districts on Long Island took part in a cheating scam on college entrance exams that resulted in the arrest of seven current or former students at a prestigious high school.
The arrests were made Tuesday on allegations that one of the seven associated with Great Neck North High School -- a 19-year-old college student -- took the SAT exams for the others in exchange for payments of up to $2,500.
Sam Eshaghoff provided fake IDs when he sat in for his classmates on the exams between 2009 and this year, prosecutors said. He has pleaded not guilty to charges of scheming to defraud, criminal impersonation and falsifying business records. Prosecutors say Eshaghoff scored between 2140 and 2220 on the tests, which are used by college administrators in determining who gets into school. The top score on an SAT is 2400.
-- Associated Press
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