A Surf City son has gone forth into the world and besmirched the good name of Orange County. While you're pondering how that could have happened, here are the facts: Authorities say Matthew Weaver, a 22-year-old former student at Huntington Beach High School, has pleaded guilty to wire fraud, access device fraud and unauthorized use of a computer.
Weaver, who was studying at Cal State San Marcos in San Diego County, attempted to rig a student election in order to seize oversight of a $30,000 Associated Students Inc. budget as well as secure an $8,0000 stipend.
The North County Times reported last week that the former Oiler, who was one of two candidates running for Associated Student President in March of 2012, admitted to using a device that secretly recorded computer users' keystrokes to steal student passwords. He then used the ill-gotten information to cast about 480 votes for himself and other friends on the ballot.
Indeed this would-be weaver of dreams sounds like an ambitious guy, but sadly he's no Tracy Flick. Weaver pled guilty to his crimes before a federal magistrate on March 21, and will be sentenced on June 17. He faces 27 to 33 months in the federal hoosegow.