financial aid summary


Cerritos College campus police discovered a financial aid scam involving 30 to 40 names and $200, 000 on April 13.

After two months of investigation, campus police were able to arrest two students, Ronald Dennis Clark, 37, of Long Beach and Shanay Bobbie Beacham, 27, of Hawthorne so far.

Both were arrested for identity theft and financial aid fraud at Cerritos College.

According to Mark Wallace, Director of Public Affairs, the investigation all began with a complaint from a member of the public.

“The member was trying to buy a house and noticed there was a school loan on her credit report,” Wallace said.

Because the investigation is ongoing, campus police were unavailable for further information.