Cheeky students rip off more than £1500 of coffee from University of Glasgow machine

Cheeky students ripped off more than £1500 worth of coffee from a dispenser at a university by sharing an access code to the machine.

A fault meant the code “1234” could be used to allow students to get free cups of coffee.

It is believed the code was then passed among Glasgow Uni students for a week until engineers were brought in to fix the machine.

By then, £1600 worth of hot drinks had been taken from the machine on the third floor of the library in the city’s west end.

A simple ‘1234’ code allowed students in the library to help themselves to coffee

The problem has been put down to the machine not having its default pin code changed when it was first installed at the site.

But the pin has now been changed and those at the university will now have to pay out for a hot drink at the library.

A University of Glasgow spokeswoman said that the issue was an internal one and that the police will not be getting involved.

The hot drinks dispensed from the machine cost the University of Glasgow £1600

She said: “I can confirm that there was a fault with one hot drinks vending machine situated in the library at the University of Glasgow.

“Hot drinks with a cost to the University of £1600 were dispensed before the fault was picked up.

“The issue was reported to the vending machine company and it has now been fixed.

“The police were not called in or had any involvement in this internal University issue.”

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