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College student accused of changing grade from F to B

Sami Ammar
Posted at 8:19 AM, May 25, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-25 08:19:00-04

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - A 22-year-old student is accused of sneaking into a building and illegally logging into a University of Central Florida grading system to change his failing grade to a B.

Sami Ammar turned himself in at the Orange County Jail in Orlando on Wednesday and now faces a felony charge of accessing a computer without authorization.

His father declined to talk to the Orlando Sentinel, saying only that the charge is "an allegation."

UCF professor Chung Young Chan became suspicious when he got a confirmation from a program he uses to log grades on May 4. He checked the grades and saw Ammar suddenly had a B instead of an F in the Electronics I class.

University police later identified Ammar on surveillance video at the Mathematical Sciences Building.