In another example of life imitating art, a Brigham Young University student was arrested for hacking into the schools computers to change his grades from an F to an A in order to receive $7,000 in academic scholarships.
According to The Daily Mail,
Jacob Mahonri Espinal is charged with two counts of computer fraud and one count of grand theft. The 24-year-old remained in the Madison County Jail on $50,000 bond Wednesday after being charged November 9.
Investigators say Espinal was a student employee with access to a computer system that allowed him to change his status from being on academic probation to being a straight-A student.
Espinal made the changed over the course of four semesters.
More than $5,000 of the falsely awarded scholarship money was received and spent by the would be David Lightman.
A public defender has been assigned to the case.