Both profited on the labors of others. Both have ill gotten gains. The bandit can spend his money but must hide his face. If he is caught, he will be put away for many years. She, on the other hand walks around like a proud peacock, strutting her feathers. She is congratulated for pulling a fast one. She cheated and lied. She forced others to do the dirty work for her.
She is no better than the bandit, in fact she is a lot worse. To get this bonus she hurt many. Kids have been given a false sense of accomplishment. The value of the diploma has been diminished. And the sad thing is, no one cares.
One day she will be stopped. Her tears will flow but they won't save her. The people who helped her along the way will be too busy saving themselves. It will be too late to help those who have been hurt but at least others will be saved.