Former financial aid director for Reynolds Community College pleads guilty in $379K theft of student loan and grant funds

The former director of financial aid at Reynolds Community College has pleaded guilty in Richmond federal court to wire fraud in connection with a scheme she orchestrated to defraud Virginia and the U.S. Department of Education of $379,602 in federal and state student loan and grant funds over eight years.

In accordance with a plea agreement, Kiesha Lashawn Pope, 47, entered a guilty plea to one count of wire fraud that was part of a five-count indictment issued in February that charged her with one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, three counts of wire fraud and one count of aggravated identify theft.

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