While many served up jokes and jeers, others expressed disappointment in the behavior of a celebrity they admired. Interestingly, the name "Aunt Becky," her character on "Full House," was trending on Twitter above Loughlin's real name.
"This makes me sick," one person wrote, tagging both Loughlin and actress Felicity Huffman, who was also charged Tuesday, in her tweet. "I see how hard my kids have worked to get into their preferred colleges. The spots these people have bought takes away spots for those students who truly deserve it. These parents should be ashamed of themselves."
Others called out Loughlin for not "practicing what she preaches," as the actress often posted inspirational quotes: "There are more important things than money," Loughlin tweeted in February of last year. "Like doing the right thing. Words to live by."
PHOTOS: See Lori Loughlin through the years
Lori Loughlin through the years
Lori Loughlin through the years
UNITED STATES - NOVEMBER 07: THE EDGE OF NIGHT - 1981 - Lori Loughlin (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - CIRCA 1981: Christopher Atkins and Lori Loughlin circa 1981 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Bret Lundberg/IMAGES/Getty Images)
NEW YORK CITY - JULY 29: Lori Loughlin attends 21st Birthday Party for Christopher Atkins on July 29, 1982 at Studio 54 in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
FULL HOUSE - 'Tanner Vs. Gibbler' - Airdate: October 21, 1988. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)JOHN STAMOS;LORI LOUGHLIN
WESTWOOD,CA - MARCH 8: Actress Lori Loughlin attends the 'Chances Are' Westwood Premiere on March 8, 1989 at Mann Bruin Theatre in Westwood, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd/WireImage)
Promotional studio portrait of American actor Lori Loughlin of the television series, 'Full House,' circa 1989. (Photo by Fotos International/Getty Images)
FULL HOUSE - 'Double Trouble' - Airdate: September 17, 1991. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)LORI LOUGHLIN
FULL HOUSE - Ad Gallery - September 25, 1991. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)BOB SAGET;JODIE SWEETIN;JOHN STAMOS;DAVE COULIER;LORI LOUGHLIN
LOS ANGELES - JUNE 9: Actress Lori Loughlin attends the 'ABC Affiliates Party' on June 9, 1994 at Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd/WireImage)
FULL HOUSE - 'Under The Influence' - December 6, 1994. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)JOHN STAMOS;LORI LOUGHLIN;DAVE COULIER
THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO -- Episode 790 -- Pictured: (l-r) Actress Lori Loughlin during an interview with host Jay Leno on October 25, 1995 -- (Photo by: Margaret Norton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
Lori Loughlin during 'Shrek 2' Los Angeles Premiere - Green Carpet at Mann Village Theatre in Westwood, California, United States. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES - MARCH 15: Actress Lori Loughlin arrives at the Hugo Boss Fall/Winter 2005 Collection Show at the Beverly Hills Hotel on March 15, 2005 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images)
Tiffani Thiessen and Lori Loughlin (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
Lori Loughlin during Saks Fifth Avenue's Unforgettable Evening Benefiting Women's Cancer Research Fund - Arrivals and Inside at The Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel The Regent Beverly Wilshire H in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Chris Polk/FilmMagic)
Lori Loughlin with her daughter Olivia during Los Angeles Premiere of LionsGate's 'Happily N'Ever After' Hosted by the Hot Moms Club at The Mann Festival Theater in Westwood, California, United States. (Photo by J.Sciulli/WireImage for LIONSGATE)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 20: Actress Lori Loughlin attends the Saks Fifth Avenue's Unforgettable Evening cocktail reception benefiting Entertainment Industry Foundation's (EIF) Women's Cancer Research Fund held at the Beverly Wishire Hotel on February 20, 2008 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Michael Caulfield/WireImage)
Lori Loughlin at the '90210' press conference at the Four Seasons Hotel on October 1, 2008 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Vera Anderson/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 07: Dancing with the Stars host Tom Bergeron and actress Lori Loughlin arrive at the 35th Annual People's Choice Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium on January 7, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for PCA)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 27: Actress Lori Loughlin arrives at the 13th annual Unforgettable Evening benefiting EIF held at Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on January 27, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 20: Lori Loughlin is seen on January 20, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
TODAY -- Pictured: Lori Loughlin appears on NBC News' 'Today' show -- (Photo by: Peter Kramer/NBC/NBC NewsWire via Getty Images)
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A warrant for the arrest of both Loughlin and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, was served Tuesday at their California home. A spokesperson for the US Attorney's office in Massachusetts said Loughlin was "out of the country" this morning and was "contacted by federal authorities and told to turn herself in."
The couple's two daughters are both currently enrolled at the University of Southern California, and it reportedly cost Loughlin and Giannulli a cool $500,000 to make that happen. They are accused of agreeing to doctor photos and documents to make it appear that their daughters rowed crew, leading to athletics-based acceptances from the university.
19-year-old Olivia Jade, who bears a strong physical resemblance to her mother, has become a social media star in recent years. Her Instagram remains intact as of mid-afternoon Tuesday, allowing users to comment their jokes and criticism of her allegedly fraudulent acceptance into USC.
"Imagine being so rich and so dumb that your parents have to pay half a million dollars for you to get accepted to college," one chided.
Another wrote, adding alarm clock emojis, "Time for crew practice. Wake up wake up."
Loughlin's other daughter set her Instagram page to private.
Olivia Jade on Instagram
Olivia Jade on Instagram
love these people 💓 birthday vlog went up on Tuesday 🤗 www.youtube.com/oliviajadebeauty
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didn’t even plan our matching shoes @loriloughlin ❤️
back home from an amazing #TRESnyfw w @tresemme! brought my fave products home with me (including micro mist level 2)❤️ #trespartner
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Had so much fun at #SEPHORiA a few weeks ago! Go watch my latest video with #SephoraCollection 🖤 link in bio #BeautyUncomplicated #ad @SC
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thank you @theladybaglv for the vintage Chanel 💘
Officially a college student! It’s been a few weeks since I moved into my dorm and I absolutely love it. I got everything I needed from Amazon with @primestudent and had it all shipped to me in just two-days. #ad #primestudent #allonamazon
we went to Fiji last week... just incase you didn’t know
and that’s a wrap 🦋
I like you Fiji, I like you a lot.
and that’s a wrap 🦋
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HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY to this beautiful woman that I am so lucky to call mom. You deserve to be celebrated everyday for your unconditional love & selfless outlook in this crazy world. I am so grateful we got paired up in this lifetime. Thank you for everything you have taught me & for always believing in me. Forever my #1. 🔐 @loriloughlin I love you the MOST! ✨🦋❤️
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Last day in this beautiful city 🍎! Happy Valentine’s Day 💕