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« Reply #90 on: August 28, 2006, 10:34:35 PM »
We are currently interviewing for the following positions at Hidden Lake Academy in Dahlonega -
MASTER?S LEVEL COUNSELOR,
SPANISH TEACHER (F/T or P/T),
MAINTENANCE,
RECREATION,
and INFIRMARY STAFF.
Applications accepted Mon.-Fri., 8-5. No phone call inquiries. For directions to obtain an application, call (706)864-4730 or FAX/e-mail resume to (706)864-9109, http://www.thedahloneganugget.com/class ... p%20Wanted
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« Reply #91 on: August 28, 2006, 10:41:35 PM »
Look what else is there.



Maintenance Position- Wilderness camp needs an experienced person to do repairs and preventative maintenance on vehicles, buildings, equipment, machinery, plumbing, electrical, and groundskeeping. Call Tom Martin at (706)747-1082 or apply at 4970 Camp Rd., Suches. Eckerd Youth Alternatives is a drug-free workplace and EOE.
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« Reply #92 on: August 28, 2006, 11:00:32 PM »
I dont remember when Eckerd opened, but it was before HLA. They are north of HLA, almost in Union County. I think they might have opened in the 80's? But thats a guess. I dont know much about them.
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« Reply #93 on: October 04, 2006, 10:46:36 AM »
Gluhareff faces more fraud charges

By JONNELLE DAVIS
Register & Bee staff writer
September 30, 2006

DANVILLE - An additional 17 federal indictments were handed down Thursday against the founder and former CEO of the Wellspring Academy related to his handling of school and personal funds.

Robert Serge Gluhareff now faces 21 counts of bank fraud, one count of money laundering, 25 counts of tax fraud, four counts of mail fraud and two counts of wire fraud, bringing the total number of charges to 53. On July 25, Gluhareff was indicted on 36 charges.

As with the first set of indictments, Gluhareff is accused of scheming and mishandling school and personal funds in order to obtain money. Authorities say Gluhareff routinely deposited parents? tuition checks before the funds became available.

Between April 2002 and April 2003, Gluhareff knowingly deposited about $476,000 in worthless tuition checks into the school?s BB&T account and drew money from the ?fraudulently inflated? balances created by the deposits, according to the indictment.

The indictments also allege that Gluhareff assisted in misrepresenting tuition payments as tax-deductible ?scholarship donations,? encouraged parents to solicit corporate matching gift donations for what were actually their children?s tuition payments, and falsely promoted the school as having licensed counselors.

Gluhareff founded Wellspring Academy, which was located near South Boston, as a Christian-based residential school for boys who had academic, behavioral and other problems. He cited financial problems when he abruptly closed the school in April 2003. Teachers complained about not getting paid, and parents and students complained of abuse and inadequate campus facilities.

In August 2003, Gluhareff and his wife, Elizabeth, filed personal and corporate bankruptcy.
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« Reply #94 on: October 04, 2006, 10:55:13 AM »
Are you reading this, Len?  In a few short months you'll be able to replace "Gluhareff"  with "Buccellato."  The writing's on the wall and the precedents have been set, my diminutive friend.
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« Reply #95 on: February 06, 2007, 12:46:05 PM »
Chris Grimwood
Peer Group Counselor

B.A.,Psychology, M.S.W. Social Work, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada Chris's hobbies include canoeing, kayaking, camping, skiing and other out outdoor activites

23.    Chris Grimwood, MSW (Farington University)
http://www.hiddenlakeacademy.com/loadPr ... userID=222

Farington University - Known diploma mill

http://www.online-mba-degrees.com/Onlin ... ersity.htm

http://www.ed.gov/students/prep/college ... mills.html

Diploma mills require little, if any, academic work in order to earn a degree. Degrees from diploma mills are sometimes based on life experience alone or a level of academic work that is far below what an accredited postsecondary institution would require. Diploma mills can require little or no work but the result is the same, a degree that has no value and is meaningless.
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« Reply #96 on: February 06, 2007, 01:44:11 PM »
His biography says "University of Western Ontario" not Farington.  I am requesting a clarification from the poster.  Thanks.

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Chris Grimwood
Peer Group Counselor

B.A.,Psychology, M.S.W. Social Work, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada Chris's hobbies include canoeing, kayaking, camping, skiing and other out outdoor activites

23.    Chris Grimwood, MSW (Farington University)
http://www.hiddenlakeacademy.com/loadPr ... userID=222

Farington University - Known diploma mill

http://www.online-mba-degrees.com/Onlin ... ersity.htm

http://www.ed.gov/students/prep/college ... mills.html

Diploma mills require little, if any, academic work in order to earn a degree. Degrees from diploma mills are sometimes based on life experience alone or a level of academic work that is far below what an accredited postsecondary institution would require. Diploma mills can require little or no work but the result is the same, a degree that has no value and is meaningless.
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« Reply #97 on: February 06, 2007, 02:01:17 PM »
From an HLA email sent to parents:

HIDDEN LAKE ACADEMY
COUNSELING & CLINICAL STAFF QUALIFICATIONS

Administrative/Supervisory Staff:

1.   Charles W Cates, Ph.D., Educational Leadership, (Ga State University) - Headmaster
2.   Clay Erickson M.A., Psych, (Antioch Univ.) ?Addictions Services Coord ? Assoc Director of Counseling
3.   Jeff Holloway, M.S.W., Master of Social Work, (Univ. of Iowa) - Assist Headmaster
4.   John McMillon, M.S., Counseling and Human Development, (Troy State Univ.) ?  Dir of Counseling
5.   Christy L. Jones, Psy. D. Clinical Psych (Regent University) ? Assoc Dir of Counseling ? Clinical Supervisor
6.   Brad Carpenter, Psy.D. Clinical Psych (Argosy University) ? Testing Coordinator
7.   Joe Stapp, M.A., Counseling (Amberton University) LPC (GA) Assist Headmaster

Assistant Directors of Counseling:

8.     Cheryl Ballow, M.S., Counseling/ Psych, (Troy State Univ.) Workshop Coordinator
9.      Kees de Vente, M. Div., (Vanderbilt Univ.) - Spiritual Coordinator
     10.      Anna Jones, M.Ed. School Counseling (Middle Tennessee State University); Licensed and
         Certified School Counselor, Consultant and School Communication coordinator
       
Counselor Coordinators:

        11.     Daryl Beard, M.Ed., Community Counseling, (North Carolina State Univ.); NCC
        12.     Doug Sills, M.S. Professional Counseling, (Georgia State University), NCC, LPC (GA)
        13.     Dan Mansfield, M.A. Marriage, and Family Therapy, (Louisville Presbyterian Theological
                  Seminary)
       
Counselors:

       14.    Betty Greene, M.S., Community Counseling (North Georgia College & State University); ALPC
                (GA)  
        15.  Gerry Mattox, M.Th. (Northwestern Theological Seminary), M.S. Mental Health Counseling
               (Capella University)
        16     Laura R. Inman, MSW (University of South Carolina)
        17.    Lance Henson, M.A. Clinical Psychology (Forest Institute of Professional Psychology)
        18.    Matthew D. Klein, M.A. Clinical Psychology (Argosy University)
        19.    Melanie Mooney, M.S. Clinical Psychology (Augusta State University)    
        20.    Nicole M. Ryder, M.S. Community Counseling (North Georgia College and State University)  
        21.    Isis Ruff, M.S. Marriage and Family Therapy (Nova Southeastern University)
        22.    Jennifer Neal M.S. Rehabilitation Counselor Education (University of Louisiana)
        23.    Chris Grimwood, MSW (Farington University)
        24.    Ed Clark, M.A. (Completing) Professional Counseling (Liberty University)
        25.    Beau Rappe, MSW (University of Central Florida)


____________________________________________________

Leonard Buccellato, Ph.D., the founder and owner of Hidden Lake has been a Licensed Psychologist in the state of Georgia since 1975.  Dr. Buccellato and the Associate Directors of Counseling supervise and oversee all counseling activities at Hidden Lake Academy.
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« Reply #98 on: February 06, 2007, 02:37:33 PM »
Thanks, Guest.  That $299 and five day wait has had an incredible return for Chris- a job at HLA with a free place to stay for him and his dogs.

The real question is though, which is worse:  

1) Having a fake degree from Farington University (AKA FU) or
2) Being busted for lying that your degree is from an actual university?

I'm leaning toward number two from an ethics and legal standpoint but can see the arguement for number one as child safety is job one.  Any ideas?  I'm on the fence here???

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From an HLA email sent to parents:

HIDDEN LAKE ACADEMY
COUNSELING & CLINICAL STAFF QUALIFICATIONS

Administrative/Supervisory Staff:

1.   Charles W Cates, Ph.D., Educational Leadership, (Ga State University) - Headmaster
2.   Clay Erickson M.A., Psych, (Antioch Univ.) ?Addictions Services Coord ? Assoc Director of Counseling
3.   Jeff Holloway, M.S.W., Master of Social Work, (Univ. of Iowa) - Assist Headmaster
4.   John McMillon, M.S., Counseling and Human Development, (Troy State Univ.) ?  Dir of Counseling
5.   Christy L. Jones, Psy. D. Clinical Psych (Regent University) ? Assoc Dir of Counseling ? Clinical Supervisor
6.   Brad Carpenter, Psy.D. Clinical Psych (Argosy University) ? Testing Coordinator
7.   Joe Stapp, M.A., Counseling (Amberton University) LPC (GA) Assist Headmaster

Assistant Directors of Counseling:

8.     Cheryl Ballow, M.S., Counseling/ Psych, (Troy State Univ.) Workshop Coordinator
9.      Kees de Vente, M. Div., (Vanderbilt Univ.) - Spiritual Coordinator
     10.      Anna Jones, M.Ed. School Counseling (Middle Tennessee State University); Licensed and
         Certified School Counselor, Consultant and School Communication coordinator
       
Counselor Coordinators:

        11.     Daryl Beard, M.Ed., Community Counseling, (North Carolina State Univ.); NCC
        12.     Doug Sills, M.S. Professional Counseling, (Georgia State University), NCC, LPC (GA)
        13.     Dan Mansfield, M.A. Marriage, and Family Therapy, (Louisville Presbyterian Theological
                  Seminary)
       
Counselors:

       14.    Betty Greene, M.S., Community Counseling (North Georgia College & State University); ALPC
                (GA)  
        15.  Gerry Mattox, M.Th. (Northwestern Theological Seminary), M.S. Mental Health Counseling
               (Capella University)
        16     Laura R. Inman, MSW (University of South Carolina)
        17.    Lance Henson, M.A. Clinical Psychology (Forest Institute of Professional Psychology)
        18.    Matthew D. Klein, M.A. Clinical Psychology (Argosy University)
        19.    Melanie Mooney, M.S. Clinical Psychology (Augusta State University)    
        20.    Nicole M. Ryder, M.S. Community Counseling (North Georgia College and State University)  
        21.    Isis Ruff, M.S. Marriage and Family Therapy (Nova Southeastern University)
        22.    Jennifer Neal M.S. Rehabilitation Counselor Education (University of Louisiana)
        23.    Chris Grimwood, MSW (Farington University)
        24.    Ed Clark, M.A. (Completing) Professional Counseling (Liberty University)
        25.    Beau Rappe, MSW (University of Central Florida)


______________________________________________________

Leonard Buccellato, Ph.D., the founder and owner of Hidden Lake has been a Licensed Psychologist in the state of Georgia since 1975.  Dr. Buccellato and the Associate Directors of Counseling supervise and oversee all counseling activities at Hidden Lake Academy.
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« Reply #99 on: February 06, 2007, 02:54:15 PM »
Is this old? I thought Holloway was at Ridge Creek now.
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« Reply #100 on: February 06, 2007, 03:11:00 PM »
It's back from November. Holloway may be pulling double-duty.
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« Reply #101 on: February 06, 2007, 04:40:32 PM »
Hum. What would ORS think about that?
Who is Holloway's backup at RC?
He or the assistant must be present at all times. And the assistant must know the state regulations and program policies.
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« Reply #102 on: April 14, 2007, 07:52:40 PM »
Update on Gluhareff/Wellspring Academy from Pg 10
http://www.fornits.com/wwf/viewtopic.ph ... 093#221093

FOUNDER OF WELLSPRING ACADEMY PLEADS GUILTY TO BANK FRAUD, TAX FRAUD AND MAIL FRAUD

United States Attorney John L. Brownlee announced today that Robert Serge Gluhareff, age 62, of South Boston, Virginia, pleaded guilty to two counts of bank fraud, one count of tax fraud and one count of mail fraud. The plea was entered in United States District Court in Roanoke pursuant to a plea agreement.

“Mr. Gluhareff has admitted that he misled the families who came to Wellspring Academy for his assistance. Through his words and actions, Mr. Gluhareff took advantage of parents desperate to find a suitable placement for their sons and caused parents and some of their employers to falsely fill out their own tax returns. In addition, Mr. Gluhareff put the funds of a federally insured financial institution at risk,” said United States Attorney John Brownlee. “I commend the hard work of this team of agents and prosecutors who have investigated this case for four years.”

According to evidence presented by Trial Attorney John S. Darden and Assistant United States Attorney Jennie Waering, Gluhareff was the founder and CEO of Wellspring Academy in Sutherlin, Virginia. Wellspring Academy opened in the late 1980's, and was a residential school that was promoted as providing counseling in a Christian setting to young people with academic and behavioral problems. Wellspring Academy operated under the corporate name “The Religious and Educational Institute of Raleigh, Inc.”

For a time, Wellspring Academy admitted both girls and boys. By 1997, it was a school for boys only. From 2000 to 2003, approximately 60 to 100 boys attended Wellspring Academy at any one time. Tuition during this time ranged from $43,000 to $49,000 per student.

From 1999 through 2003, Gluhareff and Wellspring Academy became mired in serious financial difficulty and did not have the money to meet expenses.

When parents brought their sons to Wellspring Academy, they were required to pay an initial $21,500 to $25,000 tuition payment that day. Many parents did not have the funds available and were forced to apply for loans. Gluhareff would convince these parents to write initial tuition checks, but promised not to deposit the checks for an agreed upon period. Gluhareff would then deposit the checks in the Wellspring Academy account, knowing that the parents’ accounts had insufficient funds to cover the check. Gluhareff also deposited bad checks written on his own accounts and credit lines. Based on the fact that Wellspring Academy received next day credit on its deposits, the net effect of Gluhareff’s knowing deposit of these bad checks was that the school account balance was articially inflated and that his school received a series of interest free unsecured loans. Because he wrote checks on this inflated balance by the time of the school’s closing in April 2003, the account was overdrawn by more than $40,000.

Gluhareff would also tell parents that certain tuition payments were tax deductible as “scholarship donations” if they were paid in advance. Gluhareff also asked parents to have their employers donate matching gifts to Wellspring Academy, even though Gluhareff knew the “scholarship donations” were actually student tuition payments and not charitable contributions. Based on Gluhareff’s certifications that part of the tuition payment was tax deductible, parents submitted false tax returns that resulted in a total tax loss to the government of $405,051.56.

The investigation of the case was conducted by the United States Postal Inspection Service, the Virginia State Police, and the IRS. John S. Darden, Trial Attorney with the Department of Justice Fraud Section, Criminal Division and Assistant United States Attorney Jennie L. M. Waering are prosecuting the case.

Sentencing has been set for July 16, 2007 at 2pm.
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« Reply #103 on: July 28, 2007, 11:35:45 PM »
I came across this website and want to reply to the incorrect statement that Farington University, of Farington Leyland UK is not a real University.  
Farington University is my NO MEANS A DEGREE MILL!
We have very high standards for application, require on-campus education, thesis and dissertations for all of our degrees.  We are NOT an undergraduate institution and perhaps that has some people confused.  I have also seen links to a website that is NOT our university.  Perhaps someone is using our good name and reputation and issuing fake degrees, but it is most definately not us.  We are accredited in the UK, Ireland, Germany and now the USA along with international distance learning accreditation despite the face that we do not all 100% distance learning.  We recently merged with the Bavarian College of Science and Technology and are building our new multi-million dollar campus in the USA.  We have been in existence since 1948 and our business school (in which I teach) has won the Queens Award for the best Small Graduate School of Business in the UK.  We work closely with Oxford University, Bristol University and the London School of Business.
If you want to know about us, use the correct URL which is www.faringtonuniversity.eu
Thank you for printing this correction.
Robert Thompson, PhD
Professor of Business Science
Farington Graduate School of Business
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« Reply #104 on: July 29, 2007, 09:30:10 AM »
hmmmm...  a PhD who can't spell "definitely"...  reads like a diploma mill grad...
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