Man admits stealing IDs to rig Cal State San Marcos election: Matthew Weaver pleads guilty to fraud

Weaver ran for school president in 2012

SAN MARCOS, Calif. - A 22-year-old man has admitted stealing the identities and passwords of more than 700 fellow students at Cal State San Marcos in order to rig campus elections.

The North County Times reported that former Cal State San Marcos student Matthew Weaver of Huntington Beach pleaded guilty in federal court Thursday to wire fraud, access device fraud and unauthorized use of a computer. He could get between 27 and 33 months in prison when he's sentenced June 17.

In March 2012, Weaver was one of two candidates to be the university's student body president.

Court documents say Weaver used a small electronic device that records a computer user's keystrokes to steal 745 student passwords.

He admitted to casting about 480 votes for himself and friends also on the ballot.

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