A reality television star from Lawrenceville who claimed to tutor low-income students was indicted last week on allegations of forgery, prosecutors said.
A Fulton County grand jury charged Domonique Scott, one of the stars of TLC’s “The Sisterhood,” with first-degree forgery and three counts of giving false statements, authorities said. “The Sisterhood,” which debuted in January, followed the wives of five metro Atlanta preachers. She and her husband lost their church, The Good Life Ministry, after falling on hard times.
Prosecutors said Tuesday that Scott submitted bogus documents purporting false assets and liabilities related to the ownership of a tutoring company that allegedly only existed on paper in an attempt to qualify for the federal Supplemental Education Services tutoring program.
Scott sent to the state Department of Education a false balance sheet, a false statement of net income, a program summary showing a false start date for her company and a forged letter from a fictitious bank representing a non-existent cash line of credit, prosecutors said.
Scott’s company was hired to tutor students in DeKalb, Clayton, Bibb, Richmond and Muscogee counties as a result of the fraudulent documents, prosecutors said.
The federal program eventually dropped Scott’s company, prosecutors said.
If convicted, she faces up to 25 years in prison and fines of up to $400,000.