PSU news by
Penn State's student blog

Topics

About

Financial Crime Wave on Campus?

comicsansftwMan, Dear Old State has kind of been down on its luck this week in regards to financial crime, theft and embezzlement. Somebody call Rorschach.

The CDT reports today that over a 1000 Social Security numbers were stolen from an Office of Physical Plant computer – but why anybody would want to target an OPP machine with a virus without knowing specifically what was on there is beyond me.

Additionally, in the same article (which was also reposted here as a separate post for some reason), the CDT also reveals that 700 Penn State purchasing cards had to be canceled after a security breach at Heartland Payment Systems, a credit card processing company in New Jersey. This isn’t necessarily a targeted attack on the university, but more of a nationwide issue affecting banks and cardholders around the country – still, things aren’t looking good for Penn State right now.

Of course, all of this comes the same day that Penn State Live reports three Penn State employees were fired and will be facing charges for stealing funds from the University through a variety of methods. The culprits aren’t named in the article, but we can only assume one is the notorious “mobster” Tonya Sunday. It’s also strange that Penn State Live would choose to announce something so negative about the University on its own media portal – perhaps its more in the vein of assuring the public that the criminals are being dealt with.

About the Author

Ryan

Ryan is a senior Media Studies major. In addition to writing for Onward State, you can find him performing with Full Ammo Improv Troupe (fullammoimprov.com) and with No Refund Theatre (norefundtheater.wordpress.com) on campus.

Comments

More by Ryan

10 Questions With Tom, PSU “Wheel” Rep

A few weeks ago, Eli let us know about Drew Magathan, the Temple student who cleaned up on Wheel of Fortune with over $100,000, and lamented the lack of Penn State representation on the show. That’s when we were thrilled to find out (through commenter Kyle – thanks Kyle!) that we actually did have a […]

Former GSA President Busted for Alleged Forgery

Going Geek: Does Facebook Own Your Stuff Yet?

Athletics

North Dakota Interested In Playing Against Penn State Hockey In Nashville

North Dakota is working towards an agreement that will see its hockey team play against Penn State in Nashville during the 2020-21 season.

Former Cal Swimmer Says She Emailed Sandy Barbour About Sexual Harassment Claims

Max Sauve Commits To Penn State Hockey

Penn State Women’s Volleyball Releases 2018 Schedule

Penn State Hoops Alumnus Joonas Suotamo’s Journey To Becoming Chewbacca Featured On ESPN’s ‘E:60’

Student Life

Penn State Love Stories: A Chance Meeting On A Service Trip

When Abby Wilt went on a service trip to Nassau, Bahamas, she had no idea she’d meet the love of her life.

10 Questions With 2019 Class Gift Director Tom Beeby

Career Services To Launch Integrated Career Management & Recruiting Platform

Plans Submitted For New KFC In State College

Developers have submitted preliminary land development plans to build a new KFC restaurant at 1780 S. Atherton St. in State College.

State Theatre Recognized As A State College Historic Site

As it approaches the 80th anniversary of its opening, the State Theatre has been recognized as a State College historic site.

Penn State Love Stories: A Chance Meeting On A Service Trip

When Abby Wilt went on a service trip to Nassau, Bahamas, she had no idea she’d meet the love of her life.

Be the first to know

  • Top posts and the best Penn State stories

Thank you for subscribing.

Something went wrong.

10 Questions With 2019 Class Gift Director Tom Beeby

Tom Beeby will serve as the 2019 Class Gift Executive Director.

Send this to a friend