NEWPORT BEACH (AP) — A tutor at the center of an alleged high school grade-changing scandal has pleaded not guilty to computer fraud and commercial burglary.
The Orange County Register says Timothy Lance Lai entered pleas Tuesday to five felony counts and faces up to five years and eight months in prison if convicted.READ MORE: San Bernardino Surpasses 3K Total COVID-19 Deaths, Ventura Nears 900
Prosecutors say the Irvine man was working as a private tutor last year when he broke into a building at Corona Del Mar High School in Newport Beach and planted keylogging devices on computers.READ MORE: Woman Shot In Robbery Targeting Owner Of Beverly Hills Jewelry Store
Authorities say that information was used to break into the school’s computer system, steal exams and change the grades of three students.
Eleven students who were also allegedly involved in hacking the system were expelled.MORE NEWS: New COVID Vaccine Site Opening At USC Campus, City Working To Get Doses To Homebound Residents
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