Courts & Crime

Alaskan scholar charged with six more counts of fraud

A former Rhodes and Fulbright scholar already charged with student-loan fraud was indicted Thursday on six more counts of fraud by a federal grand jury in Anchorage.

Rachel Yould, 37, was charged with lying on her mortgage application for her downtown Anchorage condo.

The former academic star already faces 10 counts against her for allegedly defrauding student loan companies to amass some $600,000 in student loans. Prosecutors say she used a second Social Security number to get some of the money. She obtained the second identity through a federal program for victims of domestic violence.

Yould denies the charges.

Some national domestic violence activists are rallying around Yould, calling the government irresponsible for outing her and putting her in danger from her stalker.

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