A meddling estranged husband cost a woman access to federal financial aid, authorities said, and his tampering with her application led to a felony charge against him.
On Wednesday, Allen County prosecutors charged Raymond D. White, 55, of the 5100 block of Porta Trail, with computer tampering, a Class D felony punishable by up to three years in prison.
The charge came after a lengthy investigation by the U.S. Office of the Inspector General and the U.S. Department of Education.
According to court documents, White's wife worked with officials at Ivy Tech Community College to fill out her federal financial aid forms for the 2012-13 academic year but found that she no longer qualified for a Pell grant and state aid.
She found that her PIN had been changed, and she suspected White.
She later told investigators she received emails from White harassing her about committing financial aid fraud. She told investigators she had filed for divorce in September 2011.
White told investigators he knew his wife's PIN and used it to access her student aid application to include his income with hers because they were still married, according to court documents.
As of Wednesday evening, White had not been arrested.