Former UConn Student Trustee Arrested

A former UConn student trustee has been arrested several times.

Corey Schmitt turned himself in to university police to face charges of computer crime, unauthorized access to computers with fraudulent intent, and conspiracy to commit larceny.

UConn Police say a lengthy investigation determined the 24-year-old Vernon resident made unauthorized transactions on a secure computer system.

Investigators say Schmitt tried to give himself several thousand dollars in grant money, while he worked for UConn.

Schmitt also faces other pending criminal cases involving possession of narcotics, driving under the influence, and fraud in Vernon, Bloomfield, and South Windsor.

He was elected undergraduate trustee back in 2009.

He is due in court November 5 in the UConn computer crime case. He is also due in court November 7, 13, 14, and 25 in the other pending criminal cases.


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