Former UA student found guilty of credit card theft

By Joseph Altman Jr.

Arizona Daily Wildcat

A former University of Arizona student was convicted on charges related to the theft of a number of credit and debit cards from a Student Recreation Center locker room last year.

Corey P. Wick, 25, of the 1200 block of East Grant Road, was convicted on one count of fraudulent schemes and one count of theft by misrepresentation last week, a Pima County Superior Court spokesman said yesterday.

Wick pled guilty to the misrepresentation charge in exchange for the dismissal of several other fraud, theft and drug charges, said Deputy Pima County Attorney Mitchell Eisenberg.

Nov. 23, 1994, Wick was arrested after he allegedly stole compact discs from a backpack in the men's locker room at the Student Recreation Center, 1300 E. Sixth St.

Police were investigating a string of credit card thefts from the center at the time, and obtained a search warrant for Wick's apartment. The warrant turned up over $8,000 in electronic equipment police believe was purchased with the stolen cards.

Wick is set to be sentenced by Judge Philip Fahringer Dec. 14, where he could be given more than 3 1/2 years in prison, $150,000 in fines, four years of probation and restitution of roughly $22,000, Eisenberg said.

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