Former UConn student due in court on grade-changing charges


NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — A former University of Connecticut student accused of stealing his professor’s password and going online to change his and his classmates’ grades is set to make his first court appearance.

Eighteen-year-old Omar Faraj, of Mystic, is scheduled to be arraigned on forgery and computer crime charges Monday in New London Superior Court.

Police say Faraj was a student at UConn’s Avery Point campus in Groton when he obtained his chemistry professor’s password to the online grading system. Authorities say he changed his grade from a C to an A-minus, gave four students better grades and gave four students worse grades.


A phone number for Faraj could not be found. It’s not clear if he has a lawyer who could comment.

He was expelled from the university.

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