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Ten months later, Van Neste case closed

Libby Arnosti

September 6, 2012

Nearly 10 months after a Whitman student was accused of second-degree burglary and identity theft, his case was finally closed at the Walla Walla Courthouse on Tuesday, Aug. 28. Pleading guilty to the amended charges of third-degree theft and first-degree trespassing, 22-year-old Simon Van Neste was...

Trial date set for former Whitman student charged with ID theft, burglary

Shelly Le

March 1, 2012

A trial date for a former Whitman student who has been charged with identity theft in the second degree and burglary in the second degree has been set. Simon Van Neste was arrested last year on Oct. 27 and was detained for four days in the Walla Walla County Corrections Facility. According to the...

ID crime hits campus: Whitman student suspected of identity theft, burglary

Shelly Le

November 3, 2011

Police arrested a Whitman student the morning of Thursday, Oct. 27, for allegedly creating false Whitman identification cards to gain swipe access to a number of restricted areas. Senior Simon Van Neste is accused of second-degree identity theft and second-degree burglary and was detained for four...

Security breaches on Whitman campus prompt changes in swipe system

Shelly Le

November 3, 2011

This article was co-authored by Patricia Vanderbilt. On the Whitman campus, Whitman ID cards are both credit card and key. One swipe allows access to dorms and other campus buildings, authorizes purchases to a student account, charges meals or flex dollars from a Bon Appétit meal plan and checks...

It’s All a Dream

kathynguyen

October 30, 2011

Three days since it happened. My worst nightmare: someone at home being in trouble, and me not being there to help. I thought about being in this situation earlier this semester and how dreadful it would be to feel so stuck and useless, and then it happened. Something awful happened to someone I really care...

Student arrested for identity theft, burglary

Shelly Le

October 28, 2011

Early Thursday morning, Oct. 27, the Walla Walla Police Department arrested a Whitman College student for supposedly creating false Whitman identification cards to gain access to areas with restricted swipe access. Senior Simon Van Neste is currently being held in the Walla Walla county jail under...

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