Student convicted of lying to the Lånekassen

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A student is sentenced to 15 days in prison for having provided the lender with false information about the student’s progress.

The Norwegian, who studied in the UK, was unable to complete the study at the pace he was going, according to Lånekassen. In order to avoid having to repay more than NOK 200,000 for the entire academic year, he submitted a false form about the progress of the program and paid school fees, writes Finansavisen.

According to the newspaper, Lånekassen found out about the false informastion and then reported him to the police.

The man risked unconditional imprisonment, but the district court granted a milder sentence because he made an unconditional confession. At the same time, the court points out that the police took one year from receiving the notification from the Lånekassen until they did something about the case.

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