Earlier this semester, the T was stolen from Tech Tower on Georgia Tech's campus. The T thief, a good friend of mine and a great student, originally faced serious criminal charges but the Institute dropped those later on to handle the matter internally. Tech's judicial process ended in the thief's suspension from now until August, along with a restitution payment totalling $14,823.98. As a student, he has no hope of paying this without taking out loans, especially after losing the ~$15,000 paid into this semester's out-of-state tuition. Please help me raise the money to pay the thief's restitution. Everyone who has been to Tech understands the magnitude of what he did. This fundraiser is how we can show our combined support for him! Anything donated above the $14,824 for restitution will go towards replacing the $5,000 paid to hire a lawyer while the heavy criminal charges were on the table, and any beyond that to recouping his tuition money.
We can do this!
UPDATE: "I stole the T and while I may be a hero to some, I inadvertently cost the Institute an enormous amount of money and staff time. Someone has to pay for that, and it's me. But I can't do that alone, and I ask your help."