Ex-Cal State student guilty of identity theft after rigging campus elections
- Matthew Weaver, a former Cal State San Marcos student, pleaded guilty Thursday to federal charges of wire fraud, access device fraud and unauthorized use of a computer.
- The 22-year-old allegedly stole the identities and passwords of 745 students to rig campus elections last spring when he ran for president of the campus' student council—a position that pays $8,000 a year.
- The fraud is the largest identity theft case in the university's 24-year history, and Weaver faces 27 to 33 months in federal custody when he is sentenced June 17 by U.S. District Judge Larry Alan Burns.
From the article:
SAN DIEGO — A former Cal State San Marcos student accused of stealing the identities and passwords of 745 students to rig campus elections pleaded guilty Thursday to three federal charges.
Matthew Weaver, 22, of Huntington Beach admitted to wire fraud, access device fraud and unauthorized use of a computer, the U.S. Attorney’s Office. He made his plea before U.S. Magistrate Judge William Gallo in San Diego federal court. ...
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