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8/22/06

Former Texas Tech Students Sentenced in Theft Ring

Two more former Texas Tech students are paying the consequences for their involvement in a Pell Grant theft ring. 

Monday, a federal judge sentenced Benjamin Zachary White to one year probation for withholding information on a crime.  He must pay $4,150 in restitution.

Justin Andrew Belter must serve one year probation for misprision of a felony. He must pay $2,125 in restitution. 

The ongoing investigation has found more than 30 former Tech students who defrauded the government of up to $200,000 by altering financial aid papers.

Empty Nest...Full Dorm Room
Students heading off to college this year are taking more - and more expensive - stuff than ever before.  And on the campuses where they're headed, theft is the number one crime, affecting an estimated one in 10 students.

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