Former student pleads guilty to attempted grand larceny

Student bought nearly $29,000 in train tickets using other people’s credit cards


A former UB student accused of using other people’s credit cards to buy roughly $29,000 worth of train and bus tickets has plead guilty to one count of attempted grand larceny in Erie County Court, according to the county District Attorney’s Office on Monday. 

Between the fall of 2016 and spring of 2018, 20-year-old Atsu Bedjean stole $21,028 from Amtrak and $7,764 from Adirondack Trailways, prosecutors said. As a part of his plea deal, Bedjean, a Bronx-native, has agreed to repay the companies restitution. 

Bedjean sold the tickets to friends and family at a discounted price and kept the illegally earned money. Bedjean faces up to four years in prison as a result of the third-degree plea and will be sentenced on Dec. 12. 

Max Kalnitz is the senior news editor and can be reached at max.kalnitz@ubspectrum.com and on Twitter @Max_Kalnitz