College Student Arrested For Using Roommate’s Card To Order Porn

PA Student Regrets Using Roommate’s Card To Order Porn

A Pennsylvania college student has been arrested for using his roommate’s debit card to purchase pornography.

According to Centre Daily Times, The Penn State University’s main campus has been rocked with controversy after a 21-year-old college student was caught spending more than $15,000 dollars. The student, named Parker Schoem, used his roommate’s debit card and used all of that money to buy pornography over a timespan of about three years.

The reason his roommate never noticed until now? He is an international student from South Korea. The student spent three years serving in the South Korean army, which is a requirement for all men in the country.

When the roommate returned, he noticed that more than $10,000 was missing from his bank account. After freaking out from the financial crisis, he called the police.

Police investigation eventually tied the money to several pornography sites and a specific email that was being used for the purchases. That was what ultimately traced the roommate and police back to Schoem.

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After this, Schoem, who’s from Germantown, Maryland, confessed to the crime of using the debit card to access live streams of pornographic content for the past few years.

Schoem says he doesn’t know how he came into possession of his roommate’s debit card info, but says he probably memorized the numbers because the roommate used to order fast food often. He also shared that he didn’t mean to harm his former friend/roommate.

Now, Schoem has been charged with four felonies for theft by deception, theft by unlawful taking, unauthorized access and device use, and identity theft.

The young man is currently in jail with a $250,000 bail and is set for his first hearing on September 26.

h/t: Centre Daily Times

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