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Fake College Student
Status: TrueDavid Jovani Vanegas claimed to be a sophomore transfer student at Rice University. In reality he had never managed to get into Rice.
Last September, Vanegas started attending classes. He also ate in the university's cafeterias, hung out with other students, and occasionally crashed in people's dorms when he was too tired to go back to his off-campus lodgings. Vanegas appears to have been relatively friendly towards students, but didn't seem to form many lasting relationships. Hardly surprising, really.
It was Vanegas' friend Daniel Rasheed that turned him in to the police. He says he wasn't expecting such repercussions.
On September 13th 2006, Vanegas was arrested.
The reason he gave for his fake studies? He didn't get into the university, but it would have broken his mother's heart for him not to attend.
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...At least with the governments all seeing eye on you - you might be able to win an insurance suit to prove the prick in the red Camry ran the light & not you. I bet you wouldn't be ticked off over it then.Posted by Maegan in Tampa, FL - USA on Thu Oct 26, 2006 at 02:08 PM
This is really a sad story, how did the kid expect it could end up any differently.Posted by Jon in Houston on Sat Oct 18, 2008 at 02:57 PM
This is a really sad story, and maybe he didn't do anything illegal, but I'm sure he still caused plenty of damage. Think of the friends who he deceived for over a year and what they must have gone through when they discovered the truth. Man is not an island...your actions have the power to impact those around you, for better or for worse.Posted by Katie on Tue Nov 04, 2008 at 02:32 AM
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