Friday, February 08, 2008

Connecticut Police Sergeant Charged With Computer Crime

Frank Washkuch Jr. writes on SC Magazine US:

A Hartford, Conn., police sergeant has been charged with a computer crime after he allegedly disclosed information from a national law enforcement database to a female friend.

Sgt. Reginald Allen, a 17-year veteran of the city's police force, was arrested Monday and charged with committing a computer crime in the third degree, a felony, by disclosing information he obtained from the National Crime Information Center, a network for federal, state and local law enforcement authorities.

Allen's associate then reportedly used to information to harass her ex-boyfriend's pregnant girlfriend by leaving messages on her work and mobile phones and placing a letter in her mailbox. On one occasion, the woman in possession of the sensitive data claimed to have friends in the Hartford Police Department, according to published reports.

More here.


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