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Man Charged of Hacking PC to Nab His Wife

A Madison man has reportedly stalked his wife, Amy E. Bramlett, who is a Madison police officer, by deploying GPS (Global Positioning System) device in her vehicles, using developed PC software to locate her position and making his route into the Madison Police Department's human resources computer program to know about her working timings.

Dustin M. Farberg, who is 38-year old and previously worked as a detention officer, now works as an HR assistant for UW's School of Medicine and Public Health. He has been accused of identity theft, felony charges of stalking and an offense computer crime for around 3 months, searching about both his wife and another officer with whom she had an affair. He was also found guilty of changing data and using computer programs.

After she got separated from her husband, she came to know that her husband discovered her whereabouts, as he made frequent calls to her. Later on, she found a GPS device fixed over the car's battery. On asking her husband about the device, he regretted and ensured that he would put it back in the company, but installed another GPS device in the car.

As per the criminal compliant, on checking her PC's record, Amy discovered that her husband has been using Websites that sold surveillance equipment, including GPS devices and bought monitoring software especially for her mobile phone.

The criminal complaint also records about the instances when Farberg harassed his wife. Once, Farberg took his wife's car from the parking as she went to meet the other officer And In another incident, Farberg reportedly drove many times by a scene of accident where both his wife and the other officer were present.

The complains also tells that Farberg, by using a program which noticed his wife's keystrokes, was able to access her user name and password and used them to access the HR program of Madison Police Department. He discovered there that his wife and the other officer book the same holidays.

As per Police officials, after searching Farberg's workplace, it was found that he also used the mail account of his wife and printed letters between his wife and the officer.

Related article: Man Sues and Wins against ISP for Spamming Mail

» SPAMfighter News - 22-02-2008

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