What do people think of the following situation? It really happened.
A foreign student gets a fellowship from their home country which pays $15,000 per year for living for 5 years for graduate study in the US under the condition that when they are done, they go home to their country and work for 2 years. The person took the money and didn't tell their US school that they had this outside fellowship and collected a second stipend from the US school. The person lived in a luxury apartment and gave some of the money to a sibling back home to fix up a house. The person then married an American and never went back to work for the two years. The funding organization then sent letters that the $75,000 has to be repaid. The person changed addresses in the US so many times and became "lost" to the funding agency, and never paid the money back.
So, what do people think? The question is: is this completely unethical OR is it the same as if your parents gave you outside money and there is no dilemma? And what other comments do you have?