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The Perfect Crime: Students Buy Food With Stolen PSU ID

State College’s newest brand of criminal should make the townsfolk cower in fear: Penn State Police are on the hunt for three female students who made purchases using a stolen Penn State id+ card.

There was a less than extensive press release on the incident, courtesy of Penn State News. All the release says is that these students made purchases at various on- and off-campus “restaurants and eateries” from 4:54 p.m. on January 25 through 12:07 p.m. on January 26. It doesn’t say how much stuff they bought, just that they bought stuff.

Any brave soul willing to provide information leading to an arrest of these dastardly outlaws can receive an award of up to $1,000 from Centre County CrimeStoppers. Knowing what these desperados are capable of, you can even submit the tip anonymously.

The release concluded with the following recommendations from University Police: always report stolen items to University Police, return items found to University Police, and never leave your items unattended. Unfortunately, it is unlikely any of these precautions could have prevented these ruthless criminals from their feeding frenzy on someone else’s dime.

Since IDs are lost all the time here, one wonders how often this happens and why this instance was worthy of a press release on Penn State’s website. Hope that student gets their card back, though!

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Tim Gilbert

Former Managing Editor of this site, now just makes lots of #content for it from the Phyrst’s Table 69. Senior from Philadelphia. First-generation Penn Stater. I might go to law school after this, but I might not, too. “For the Glory” is in my email signature because I’m a douche. [email protected] is my email if you want to tell me why I suck. Alternatively, you can call me out on Twitter @OlGilb.


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