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Woman booked into jail for sneaking into LSU graduation, snatching someone else's diploma

6 years 1 month 2 weeks ago Wednesday, March 07 2018 Mar 7, 2018 March 07, 2018 9:43 AM March 07, 2018 in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE - A 22-year-old woman was booked into jail this week, nearly four months after LSU officials said she managed to sneak her way into one of LSU's graduation ceremonies and take someone else's diploma.

WBRZ.com first reported on December 21, Bianca White was accused of inserting herself into the December 2017 ceremony alongside real LSU graduates and was able to walk across the stage inside the Pete Maravich Assembly Center. Police said White was involved in the entire graduation process and successfully took a purple diploma cover along with a diploma that belonged to another student. 

According to the arrest warrant, White inserted a forged diploma inside the cover, giving the appearance that she had earned a degree from LSU. 

Someone at the graduation later confronted White, where she allegedly admitted that she'd given the real diploma to another person. White was allowed to leave the PMAC, but walked away with the cover and fake diploma in-hand.

White was booked into jail in March 2018 on charges of theft and unlawful production, manufacture, distribution or possession of a fraudulent post-secondary education degree.

White is from Lafayette, according to the arrest report. 

EDITOR's NOTE: This story was updated from its original version to reflect the arrest.

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