Roanoke, Virginia (CBS19 NEWS) — A woman from Danville pleaded guilty to student loan fraud.

Karen Warren, 43, has waived her right to be charged and pleaded guilty this week, according to a release.

Her plea includes one count of student loan fraud and one count of illegal assignment or possession of identification documents affecting interstate commerce.

Warren was accused of using someone else’s personally identifiable information to submit and receive over $260,000 in fraudulent student loans.

Court documents show that she came up with a plan to defraud the U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Public University System, and Capella University from 2013 to 2018.

During that time, she completed and submitted a fake Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Warren admitted to recruiting DOE, APUS, and others to provide her with personally-identifying information used to prepare and submit her application to Capella.

The release says that once Warren receives financial assistance, he will enroll the people whose names were used to submit the fake FAFSA into an online education program.

Most of those enrolled in this way did not attend classes or declined classes.

Warren then converted financial aid money to use for personal purchases, violating education-related expense requirements set by the DOE.

Overall, she caused losses of at least $264,000.

Warren now faces up to 15 years in prison.