04/06/2015 11:32 am ET Updated Apr 06, 2015

Alleged Columbia University Student Drug Dealer Busted Thanks To Venmo


Columbia University students are bugging out over the arrest of a student on drug charges who they say accepted payment through the social payment application Venmo.

Why are they fretting? Venmo is the opposite of cash: every transaction is shared publicly by default. And the requesting party has to write a brief description of the transaction.

He had a rule, one student told Capital: “The description has to be funny.”

The alleged dealer is Michael Getzler, a sophomore English major. New York police arrested him yesterday.

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