Final grades are in
If Roy C. Sun and Sujay Sharma had put as much effort into studying as they put into grade-tampering, they might be enjoying lucrative careers instead of felony records.
The former Purdue students pleaded guilty to Class D felony charges related to changes they made to grades as early as May 2008. According to court records, Sun changed nine failing grades and one incomplete to As. Sharma changed only one grade – a D to an A – but hes accused of hacking exams and serving as a lookout for a third student, believed to be in Japan.
An engineering professor prompted the November 2012 investigation when he discovered his password had been changed without his knowledge. The defendants allegedly used key logging devices to capture faculty members account passwords.
Purdue police believe its the first grade-changing scheme in the universitys history. At least its the first one uncovered.