Teen accused of altering records for students in exchange for cash.
To the brazen teen accused of hacking into his high school’s computers to change not only his grades but those of some other students as well. In return for money. ABC’s Michelle Franzen has the story.
Reporter: A senior under house arrest accused of hacking his way to a higher gpa. You’re been arrested on four counts of offenses against intellectual property. Reporter: He faces four counts of allegedly hacking into compute toers change grades.
There have been his Pers over the last week or so. More and more information started to come out. Then we saw that he was arrested.
Reporter: A school spokesman said this was an isolated incident. The details cannot be shared at this time. My guess is, not only will he not graduate with his class.
He may not see unsecured daylight for quite a number of years. Reporter: In a bond hearing on Friday, his public defender argued the prosecution is overcharging the teen. There’s no legal basis for four counts of either of the charges.
Reporter: Cops say while they’ve seen cheating students before, Bautista’s alleged scheme makes ferris bueller’s play book look like child’s play. I’ve got it right here in front of me. I asked for a car.
I got a computer. Reporter: But in real life, the stakes are higher. And so are the consequences.