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Complaint Review: American Beauty Academy

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  • Submitted: Tue, November 27, 2012
  • Updated: Wed, December 12, 2012

  • Reported By: Nikki — Wilmington Delaware United States of America
American Beauty Academy
200 West 9th Street Wilmington, Delaware United States of America

American Beauty Academy ABA Fraud Wilmington, Delaware

*UPDATE Employee: American Beauty Academy Rebuttal

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This school is a total sham!  They have students who pay different enrollment fees and some students did not have to pay enrollment fees at all.  They have individuals instructing classes who DO NOT have their instructor's license, which will make the hours accrued for those classes taken under those individuals with no license null and void.  They are charging students for hours not taken or additional hours in order to collect title iv money(financial aid) on students.  They charge people for hours who have withdrawn or dropped out of the program before the 10 day enrollment period is up.  They have students with felony convictions who were not told that they may not be eligible to get a cosmetology or barber's license, but still want those students to pay for the program.  The director of education, Brandy Watson, blantantly lied to students in regards to this and other matters.  On several occasions, they would not even have an instructor in the classes to teach students!  A few of the instructors sexually harrassed students and had sexual relations with students; the management was aware of this and done nothing about it, and rehired instructors that did this type of activity.  The school also falsified records to give certain students hours that were not earned and also charged some students to recieve additional hours not earned.  There are also complaints against the owners and management in regards to sexual harrassment.  Edward Gillespie is one of the owners of the school who is married, yet having an affair with a previous instructor, Carol Owens! The school is currently under investigation and hopefully will be closed down.  The school has a low retention rate and a low graduation rate as well as a high default rate.  Everybody hates it there!  They have campuses in Wilmington Delaware, Wheaton Maryland, Baltimore Maryland, and Lancaster Pennsylvania.  The owners and management are also aware that they have students who have been convicted of rape and child molestation attending the school, but they have students there who are under 18!  A student was also raped at the Wilmington Delaware Campus!  The owners and management care nothing about the students!  They just want the enrollment fees and the $19,000 per student for the programs!

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American Beauty Academy Rebuttal

AUTHOR: American Beauty Academy - (USA)

The American Beauty Academys core mission is to train students to become licensed cosmetologist and barbers to better prepare them to succeed in life. We have helped over 1000 students graduate in the last five years alone.

We strive to continuously improve our operation to keep abreast with the ever changing developments and new techniques in the cosmetology and barbering professions.  The American Beauty Academy maintains an honest and fair relationship with its staff, students, patrons, accrediting agencies, and government agencies.  The American Beauty Academy believes the complaint about our company is from a disgruntled former employee, and we adamantly deny all of these accusations.
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