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RCMP investigating after alleged paid test-taker caught at SFU

Simon Fraser University's Burnaby campus. .
Simon Fraser University's Burnaby campus. . Global News

RCMP and Simon Fraser University are investigating an allegation of cheating during recently completed final exams.

The registrar of the university based in Burnaby, B.C., sent an email to students Tuesday advising a woman was caught impersonating a student in order to write an exam in exchange for money.

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Rummana Khan Hemani says in the email that both the test writer and the student were arrested, and the university expects charges will be laid.

Man who took tests for students pleads guilty in college admissions scam
Man who took tests for students pleads guilty in college admissions scam

Burnaby RCMP confirm a 26-year-old woman was arrested last Thursday after reports a forged document had been used to take an exam for another student.

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Police are not identifying the woman and say in an email on Wednesday that no charges have been laid.

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The university is not identifying the subject of the exam and says its student conduct office will handle any further steps with the student when the RCMP investigation is complete.