uSask graduate pleads guilty to stealing credit card info

June 18, 2009

Brandon Brian Therens, who graduated from the University of Saskatchewan this month, pleaded guilty Wednesday to using a university computer in 2007 to hack into a website where he accessed 300 pages of confidential credit card information. uSask's computer system was not breached in the incident.  The 25-year-old also admitted to committing other frauds and thefts between May and October 2007. Therens has been sentenced to 2 years less a day in jail, followed by 18 months probation. He must also pay $46,782 in restitution to 9 parties. Saskatoon Star-Phoenix