A Weston man was arrested Tuesday for allegedly defrauding private high schools and international students who went to them in at least 10 states, including Massachusetts.
Keenam “Kason” Park, 59, ran a company known as EduBoston, which purportedly partnered with private schools to recruit international students, according to the Massachusetts U.S. attorney’s office.
The company was meant to collect tuition and other fees from students’ families and pay them to the schools, but Park allegedly collected the money and then spent it elsewhere.
He also reportedly already collected tuition money for the next school year and did not return it to the families after announcing in September that EduBoston was going out of business.
Park allegedly told the schools he partnered with that EduBoston cannot pay the fees, which the company owes approximately $5 million.
He was charged with wire fraud. Anyone with questions, concerns, or information regarding this case is asked to email firstname.lastname@example.org.