In the high-pressure competition to ranking colleges, Sam Eshaghoff, 19, was a solution for those who long for high scores but lack of the ability or time to secure them. Eshaghoff and six students were arrested on criminal charges for a scheme in which Eshaghoff pretended to be other people to take the SAT exam for them — at the cost of $1,500 to $2,500.
The students came from a prestigious Long Island high school, Great Neck North High School.
Eshaghoff graduated from Great Neck North and went to the University of Michigan before transferring to Emory University.
Rice said that between 2010 and 2011, six students at Great Neck North High School paid him to take the SAT in hopes of achieving a higher score. The six students implicated in the case were not identified because of their ages, a spokesman for the prosecutor said.
The alleged scheme was uncovered (as is often the case) by the students reportedly talking to friends about their scheme for success. Teachers then checked and found sharp differences between SAT scores and their grades.
Source: NY Post