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Shocking Allegations Made Against Mid-South Teachers

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There were shocking new allegations released Tuesday against a number of Mid-South teachers.

Federal Officers are alleging the teachers in Memphis, Arkansas and Mississippi hired "stand-ins" to take their teacher certification exams for them.

Memphian Clarence Mumford, 58, has been charged in a 45-count indictment alleging he committed numerous crimes ranging from mail fraud to identity theft.

Mumford stands accused being the ringleader in a group of individuals that he paid to take teacher certification exams on behalf of aspiring teachers.

The indictment alleges the operation was in effect since 1995. Munford apparently charged the aspiring teachers a fee ranging from $1,500 to $3,000 per test. He also allegedly made fake IDs that allowed the test-takers to gain entrance to the exams.

This isn't Mumford's first run in with the law. He was also arrested in Memphis in 2010 and charged with sexual battery and sexual solicitation of a student. The arrest came after a female student told police Mumford put his hand between her legs. The student said it happened off campus when she met Mumford to get her G.E.D. papers.

Late Tuesday afternoon, FOX13 also found out that Mumford was arrested at a convenience store on the casino strip in Robinsonville on April 24th. He was charged with DUI and indecent exposure.

He will appear in a Tunica courtroom on those charges on Wednesday.

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