The owner of a technical training school pleaded guilty Wednesday to defrauding nearly $30 million worth of benefits over a three-year period from the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Federal authorities discovered an elaborate scheme at Blue Star Learning in Miramar involving students and companies that simply did not exist.

Owner Nimesh Shah, 36, pleaded guilty Wednesday to creating fake non-veteran student profiles with fraudulent social security numbers, phone numbers and email addresses.

Read the full story on NBC News San Diego, “Man Schemed Nearly $30M of Education Benefits From Veterans Affairs: US Attorney” published November 13, 2019.