Valley online high schools called 'fake' by feds

Posted at 11:55 AM, Feb 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-10 20:41:34-05

The Feds say a high school diploma mill, selling fake degrees, has been operating out of Scottsdale and other Valley areas for years.

Wednesday, they sued Stepping Stonez Development LLC, Capitol Network Distance Learning Programs and others for selling worthless degrees.

The FTC says the businesses charged hundreds of dollars and claimed the online degrees were legitimate.

But the government says they were not legit and that many graduates wasted their money.

The suit claims the businesses used dozens of legitimate-sounding online school names like "Metro High School", "Liberty High School, "Crystal Canyon Academy" and "Alpha High School."

The lawsuit lists numerous Scottsdale, Tempe and Phoenix addresses for the schools and their owners.

If you've been involved with one of these schools, let me know..