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Man who attended high school accused of fraud

DARLINGTON, Wis. (AP) -- A 21-year-old man accused of posing as a 16-year-old high school student in southern Wisconsin is in the custody of federal immigration officials.

Investigators say the man's only reason for committing fraud is that he wanted an education. Police say the man enrolled at Darlington High School in January 2010. Principal Doug McArthur says he was well-behaved, had good attendance and was making academic progress.

Darlington police began investigating after receiving a tip. Chief Jason King says investigators' findings suggest the man's only motive was learning. A 38-year-old Darlington woman was also arrested and accused of posing as the man's mother, as well as falsifying enrollment documents.

Future court hearings and deportation proceedings are pending.

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