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Guilty plea in central Missouri college computer hacking

Updated: 2013-04-12T23:09:39Z

A former University of Central Missouri student pleaded guilty Friday to participating in a computer hacking conspiracy.

Joseph A. Camp was one of two former UCM students charged in U.S. District Court in Kansas City with illegally hacking into the university’s computer system and downloading large amounts of data containing faculty, alumni and student information.

Prosecutors said they also attempted to change grades and transferred money to their student accounts.

Camp, 28, has been in custody since he traveled to New York in December 2009 and attempted to sell 90,000 stolen identities for $35,000, according to prosecutors. Charges against him are still pending in New York.

According to Friday’s plea agreement, Camp will receive a three-year prison sentence and pay $61,500 in restitution. His co-defendant, 23-year-old Daniel J. Fowler, has previously pleaded guilty and is also awaiting sentencing.

Tony Rizzo, trizzo@kcstar.com

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