ORANGE COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY PRESS RELEASE
Date: August 4, 2015
*Defendant fled the country during the investigation
SANTA ANA, Calif. – A tutor was convicted and sentenced today for illegally changing grades of students at Corona Del Mar High School (CDMHS) during the 2012 and 2013 school year. Timothy Lance Lai, 29, pleaded guilty to a court offer to 20 felony counts of computer access and fraud and one felony count of second degree commercial burglary. He was sentenced to one year in jail and five years formal probation over the objection of the People.
At the time of the crimes, Lai was a private tutor for students who attended CDMHS. In 2013, Lai broke into Corona Del Mar High School and inserted a USB device into a teacher’s computer that was able to record the teacher’s keystrokes. Continue reading