Two men in British Columbia are facing criminal charges for engaging in an elaborate high-tech ruse to cheat on the med-school entrance exam. According to investigators, the men told a group of med students that they were to be interviewed for jobs as MCAT (the standardized medical entrance exam) tutors, and showed them a series of grainy exam questions, asking them how they’d answer them. The questions were actually being relayed by a wireless pinhole camera from one of the con-artists, who was sitting the exam at the time.
The students grew suspicious, and when the “interviewer” left the room to relay their answers (using a mobile phone) to his confederate. They looked around the computer they were using and discovered that it had been used to research wireless pinhole cameras. They alerted campus security and began to feed bad answers to the questions they were receiving.
According to documents filed in provincial court in Richmond, B.C., Josiah Miguel Ruben and Houman Rezazadeh-Azar are each facing six charges including theft, unauthorized use of a computer, using a device to obtain unauthorized service and theft of data.