- Associated Press - Thursday, September 18, 2014

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - A former division chief with Sioux Falls Fire Rescue is facing felony computer hacking charges for allegedly accessing internal fire department documents.

The Argus Leader newspaper reports (https://argusne.ws/1uKUNvA ) that 47-year-old Patrick Warren is accused of accessing documents for which he was not authorized, including the email account of a fire captain who is president of the firefighters’ union.

Police Chief Doug Barthel says Warren’s alleged plans for the information aren’t clear.

Warren was one of three division chiefs when he resigned in mid-May. He could face up to 10 years in prison if convicted. He declined comment on the charges. He’s scheduled for trial in November.

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Information from: Argus Leader, https://www.argusleader.com

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