These Cats have obtained College Degrees and MBA’s
Colby Nolan, a plain house cat was awarded an MBA degree in 2004 by Trinity Southern University, Texas-based diploma mill.
Colby Nolan belongs to a deputy attorney general.
The Trinity Southern University had been suspected for fraud and therefore some undercover agents had the six-year-old Colby Nolan obtain a bachelor’s degree in business administration for a mere $299.
On the cat’s application, the agents claimed that the cat had previously taken courses at a community college, worked at a fast-food restaurant, babysat, and maintained a newspaper route. Then the school informed Colby that, due to the job experience listed on his application, he was eligible for an executive MBA for $100 more. The agents then sent for Colby’s transcript, which claimed that Nolan had a 3.5 grade point average.
Jerry Pappert, Pennsylvania’s attorney general, filed a lawsuit against Trinity Southern University upon learning that the cat had received the degree. In the lawsuit, Pappert also told the diploma mill, which had used e-mail spam to sell degrees, to provide restitution to anyone who had ordered a degree from them.
5 Cats with Degrees:
- Henrietta Goldacre
Ben Goldacre, a UK-based doctor and science journalist, obtained a diploma in nutrition from the American Association of Nutritional Consultants for his dead cat, Henrietta, while investigating allegations about the qualifications claimed by Gillian McKeith.
- Oreo Collins
Oreo C. Collins (born circa 2007) is a tuxedo cat who gained notoriety when she received a diploma from Jefferson High School Online in 2009, although her age was misrepresented in order to qualify. The sting was an investigative operation by the Better Business Bureau of Central Georgia, which is headed by Kelvin Collins, Oreo’s owner.
- George the cat
“In the UK, George was registered with the British Board of Neuro Linguistic Programming (BBNLP), the United Fellowship of Hypnotherapists (UFH) and the Professional Hypnotherapy Practitioner Association (PHPA).”
- Tobias F. Schaeffer
In 1986, Rhode Island real estate appraiser Roy Schaeffer obtained a Certified Real Estate Appraiser (CREA) designation from the National Association of Real Estate Appraisers (NAREA) for his cat, Tobias F (for Feline) Schaeffer. He displayed his certification above his litter box. NAREA’s fraud and defamation lawsuit was dismissed after two years of legal wrangling.
- Kitty O’Malley
In 1973, Florida newspaper The Ledger obtained a high school diploma from “Washington High Academy” for “Kitty O’Malley”, a cat also known as Spanky. While the diploma was deemed not sufficient to gain Kitty admission to local colleges, the state attorney general’s office planned to investigate the institution.
This article is a true article from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_cats_with_fraudulent_diplomas