BOSTON (AP) — The Massachusetts attorney general has sued a for-profit school for allegedly misrepresenting job placement numbers while leaving students with deep debt and poor job prospects.

The complaint, filed in Plymouth Superior Court on Wednesday, alleges that Brockton-based Sullivan & Cogliano Training Centers, Inc. made false and misleading statements in advertising, enrollment materials, and on its website regarding the rate at which its students were able to obtain employment in their field.

According to the complaint, the school told prospective students interested in training to work in a medical office that virtually all students there would land jobs in the field. The attorney general alleges that the school counted jobs in fast food and big box retail stores toward its placement percentages.

A message has been left with the school.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.


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