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.