Student Slapped With Plagiarism Fine

By Jeff Langan
|  Thursday, Mar 11, 2010  |  Updated 7:12 AM EDT
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Student Slapped With Plagiarism Fine

Getty Images

If you're overwhelmed with college, plagiarism is not the way to go, as one college student in Connecticut discovered.

advertisement

Plagiarism can get students kicked out of school, and even put them into some deep debt. 

The State Appeals Court has upheld a Waterbury Superior Court ruling against Watertown native Christina Duquette, a former graduate student at Central Connecticut State University.

Courts ordered Duquette to pay $100 to Matthew Coster, and pay $26,000 in damages, after she was accused of using his paper, even though she denies it.

In 2006, Coster was expelled from Central after the school accused him of copying Duquette’s paper on the Holocaust. Coster then filed a lawsuit to clear his name and showed evidence that Duquette actually copied his term paper. Waterbury Superior Court ruled that Coster was the original writer of the paper.

Coster was later readmitted to the school.

Get the latest headlines sent to your inbox!
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Leave Comments
Get Fit With NBC Connecticut!
The Health & Wellness Festival is back in... Read more
Follow Us
Sign up to receive news and updates that matter to you.
Send Us Your Story Tips
Check Out