NEWARK – A Chadwick Beach woman was sentenced to six years probation for her role in defrauding veterans.
Lisa DiBisceglie, former associate dean at Caldwell University, was sentenced in June for a charge of conspiracy to commit wire fraud. She was also associate vice president of academic affairs for Ocean County College at the time of that act.
She pleaded guilty back in October 2017. That scheme diverted more than $24 million in Post-9/11 GI Bill funds to Ed4Mil, founded by Harrisburg resident David Alvey.
DiBisceglie must forfeit the $73,055.73 she fraudulently gained.
The 2,500 veterans who took advantage of the bill thought they were taking classes through Caldwell University. However, according to FBI reports, they were actually taking nonaccredited correspondence classes that Ed4Mil hired to develop those courses, which were not eligible for bill funds. Alvey would charge university credit rates and pocket the difference.
The FBI said Alvey worked with DiBisceglie to make it look like the courses were Caldwell University courses.
This went on for four years until a suspicious student raised concerns with VA Office of Inspector General.
The FBI report can be read here.