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This is absolutely not fraud or blackmail. Unless your contract requires you to provide a certain amount of notice, you are an "at will" employee and free to quit at any time. Staying on for an additional 2-3 weeks provides a benefit to your employer in that it eases your transition to someone else. You are free to offer that benefit in exchange for something that benefits you, such as a waiver of your training repayment obligation. This is how settlements and negotiations work. Of course, your employer does not have to agree, but they cannot take action against you for making the proposal, or for quitting without notice assuming your contract does not require you to provide notice.
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