How the college scam mastermind recruited families
Addressing swim-team parents at Arden Hills Athletic & Social Club in Sacramento, Calif., college counselor William “Rick” Singer warned that even the most pristine résumés weren’t enough for elite schools. He assured the prospective clients that he had connections and solutions.
The message stoked Dan Larson’s anxiety about his daughter’s college prospects. “Wow, I thought my kid was doing well,” he recalls thinking. “Now I’m learning that’s not good enough. I better sit down with Rick.”