Crime

Former UB student pleads guilty in train, bus ticket scheme

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - A former UB student from The Bronx has admitted to attempted grand larceny.

Prosecutors say Atsu Bedjean, 20, used the credit card information of unsuspecting people to buy dozens of train and bus tickets for friends, family and fellow students.

This happened between fall of 2016 and spring of 2018..

According to officials, Bedjean would then sell the tickets to people at a discounted rate.

Through this scheme, Amtrak lost more than $21,000 and Adirondack Trailways lost more than $7,700.

"None of the victims whose credit card information was compromised suffered any personal financial loss," prosecutors said.

As part of his plea, Bedjean has agreed to repay the companies.

When he is sentenced on December 12, Bedjean could spend up to four years in prison.


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