- Associated Press - Friday, November 6, 2015

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) - An information technology worker is facing felony charges after his employer says he deleted the business’s website and hundreds of company files after being fired.

The Great Falls Tribune reports (https://gftrib.com/1laAeYF ) that 32-year-old Forrest Bouge made his initial court appearance Thursday. He has been charged with unlawful use of a computer and criminal mischief.

Court documents show Bouge was upset after he we fired from his IT position with Healthy Claims LLC, a medical billing and accounts management company. Hours after he was fired, the company’s owner noticed files stored using Google Drive, a cloud storage system, had been deleted. The company’s website had also been deleted.

The owner told authorities that Bouge was the only other employee with access and skills to tamper with the files and site.

Healthy Claim’s website is still down.

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Information from: Great Falls Tribune, https://www.greatfallstribune.com


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