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NC couple accused of using fake credentials to be teachers

July 5, 2019

SMITHFIELD, N.C. (AP) — Officials for a North Carolina school district say authorities have charged a teacher with using fake credentials to get the job, two weeks after her husband was arrested on the same charge.

WTVD reports the Johnson County Sherriff’s Department charged 45-year-old Ivette Serrano Hughes with obtaining property by false pretense after officials discovered she’d reportedly doctored her resume and diploma to get the teaching post.

Outlets say Ivette Hughes is married to 40-year-old Torains Adaryll Hughes, who was arrested June 20 on the same charge. Torains Hughes previously worked as a teacher and softball coach, but it was found he had felony convictions in other states.

A statement from a spokeswoman says the school system has tightened up on its document verification procedures amid the cases.

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