Kids Get Good Grades, as Mom Faces Six Felony Charges
45-year-old mother Catherine Vensuto is now faced with six felony charges after hacking into the school computer and changing her children’s grades.
This Pennsylvania mom is charged with accessing and altering her daughter’s and son’s grades not once, but up to 110 times! The mother was previously the school’s administrative assistant and was in charge of creating user accounts for the staff. When she decided to change her children’s grades, she used the access and password of Mary Ann Wright, the district superintendent. A fellow superintendent, Jennifer Holman discovered that Wright was curiously accessing specific grade books; after further investigation, it was later discovered that it was Vensuto who was behind it all.
In one instance, the mom went so far as to log on, just to change her son’s score from a 98 to a 99.
Vensuto is charged with three separate counts of unlawful computer use and three counts of computer trespassing and data tampering. If guilty, he could face up to 42 years in prison, as well as $90,000 in fines.
While some moms help their kids prepare for tests to bump up their grades, this mom decided to take the easy way out. Or maybe she was teaching her children the valuable lesson: The ends justify the means.