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Sun May 19, 2013

OU Student Accused of Illegal Grade Changes


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NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Authorities have charged a University of Oklahoma student with computer-related crimes for allegedly changing his grades.

Prosecutors on Thursday charged 24-year-old Roja Hamad with five counts of computer fraud or unlawful use of a computer or system.

The Norman Transcript reports that Hamad is accused of changing the passwords of six OU faculty members without their permission. Investigators say Hamad had access to the system through his campus job.

After changing the passwords, Hamad allegedly had access to the faculty accounts and then altered his grades.

Once the passwords were changed, the faculty members couldn't access the OU computer system.

It was unclear whether Hamad had a lawyer. Hamad's bail was set at $50,000. He wasn't listed on the Cleveland County Jail roster on Saturday.

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