Former FAMU student sentenced to two years in federal prison for identity theft

Karl Etters reports:

One of three former Florida A&M University students involved in a 2010 scheme to steal financial aid money from other students was sentenced to two years in federal prison Thursday.

Christopher J. Wright, 23, of Fort Lauderdale was sentenced on charges of aggravated identity theft and access device fraud after he and two co-defendants accessed the university’s internal computer system and other students’ financial aid accounts while they were also students at FAMU.

Using discarded paperwork near the FAMU computer help desk, gathering information via public outlets and grifting students and university employees into providing personal information, the three men accessed student accounts and changed bank account and routing numbers where financial aid refunds were to be deposited to pre-paid credit cards held by the defendants.


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