- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 1, 2014

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A former state employee has been sentenced to 210 days in jail for using his work computers in pursuit of ways to commit identity theft.

The Sacramento Bee reported Tuesday (https://bit.ly/1vubVEh ) that 34-year-old Matthew Shadle pleaded no contest to a felony charge of unlawfully accessing and removing information from government computers and a misdemeanor charge of possessing identifying information of more than 10 people with the intent to defraud.

Shadle, a former associate governmental program analyst with the California Correctional Health Care Services, was arrested in August.

Authorities say an investigation revealed that Shadle used his work computers to search for ways to commit identity theft and that he duplicated files containing the identifying information of many of his former co-workers.

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Information from: The Sacramento Bee, https://www.sacbee.com


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