ROANOKE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- A woman from Danville has pleaded guilty to student loan fraud charges.

According to a release, 43-year-old Karen Warren waived her right to be indicted and pleaded guilty this week.

Her plea includes one count of student loan fraud and one count of unlawful transfer or possession of identification affecting interstate commerce.

Warren was accused of using the personal identifying information of other people to submit and receive fraudulent student loans work more than $260,000.

Court documents show that she came up with a scheme to defraud the U.S. Department of Education, the American Public University system, and Capella University between 2013 and 2018,

During that time, she prepared and submitted false Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, forms.

Warren admitted to recruiting other people, who would provide her with their personally identifying information that she would then use to prepare and submit applications to the DOE, APUS and Capella.

The release says that once Warren got the financial aid, she would enroll the people whose names had been used to submit the false FAFSAs in online educational programs.

Most of the people enrolled like this either did not participate or withdrew from the classes.

Warren would then convert the financial aid money and use it for personal purchases, violating the education-related expenses requirement set by the DOE.

In all, she caused a loss of at least $264,000.

Warren now faces up to 15 years in prison.