Couple Indicted For Teaching School With Fake Credentials

A man and his wife arrested earlier this year for teaching with fraudulent credentials in Johnston County Public Schools has now been indicted by a Grand Jury on felony charges.

Torians Adaryll Hughes, 40, and his wife, Ivette Davis Hughes, 45, of Garner were arrested earlier this year after school officials determined their teaching diplomas were fake.

Torians Hughes began work as a substitute teacher and coach at Cleveland High School and later became a full-time teacher.  He resigned from his position in October 2018 after school officials discovered his diplomas and transcripts were counterfeit.  He was also a felon.  He was arrested on June 20, 2019.

His wife, Ivette Hughes, was arrested July 2, 2019. She had been a Exceptional Children’s teacher at Four oaks Middle School.

This month, a Johnston County Grand Jury indicted the couple for obtaining property by false pretenses.  Both indictments allege the couple “…knowingly and designedly with the intent to cheat and defraud, obtain salary and matching social security and Medicare benefits from Johnston County Public Schools by means of false pretense which was calculated to deceive and did deceive.”

Additionally, Torians Hughes allegedly submitted an employment application indicating he had never been found guilty of any violation of the law other than a minor speeding ticket when in fact the indictment alleges he had multiple felony and misdemeanor convictions.

Ivette Hughes indicted on her job application to Johnston County Schools she received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Southern Connecticut State University when in fact she did not graduate from the college.

Torians and Ivette Hughes were both hired by the Johnston County Public Schools Human Resource Department. After their arrests earlier this year, Johnston County School Board Chairman Mike Wooten told JoCoReport, “The Johnston County Board of Education has complete confidence, faith, and trust in the abilities of the Human Resources Team under the leadership and direction of (Chief of Human Capital) Brian Vetrano.”