A former University of Virginia law student admitted in court Friday to breaking into the registrar's office last year.
Joshua Gomes, 25, pleaded guilty to breaking and entering. He was arrested in December by UVA police, after he broke in to steal transcript papers.
Gomes was charged with two counts of breaking and entering and one count of possession of burglary tools, but in a plea deal he agreed to plead guilty to only one count of breaking and entering.
Gomes will be sentenced on December 18, and could face up to 20 years in prison.
Charlottesville's Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney Joseph Platania released a full statement of facts.