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ITMG Insider Threat Cases – May 11, 2020

Former ADT Employee Had Unauthorized Access to Security Systems For 7 Years

ADT is alerting more than 200 of its customers in the Dallas-Fort Worth area that their accounts were compromised by a former employee who had unauthorized access to their security systems over the last several years. The company spokesman stated the Dallas-area technician added his personal email address to customer’s accounts during service visits. That gave him varying levels of access to their systems, including the video streams of security cameras. The abuse was discovered in March after a resident reported an unauthorized email address was associated with an account in the company’s app. ADT began an internal investigation and found the employee’s personal email address in 220 accounts.

Employees Accused of Stealing Trade Secrets from Former Employer

Elkhart-based ASA Electronics has accused LCI of poaching two employees who then delivered to their new bosses stolen trade secrets about a system ASA developed that allows consumers to control RV functions from a smartphone. ASA says it has evidence that after the job offer was a done deal, but before employee left ASA, he downloaded trade secrets and backed up the files on a personal hard drive. The former ASA salesman also took confidential information and used it to help lure clients away from ASA.

Former State Government Employee Admits Using Government Credit Card to Defraud Agency

A former Bureau of Land Management employee today admitted he used government credit cards to steal from the agency, including buying pottery for his personal use. The prosecution said in court records filed in the case that Aragon worked as an administrative assistant for the BLM and had been issued government travel and purchase cards to be used only for official business. An investigation found that in 10 months, Aragon attempted to obtain about $20,901 by improperly using his government cards. On July 28, 2019, Aragon used his card to spend $2,500 to buy pottery for his personal use. To cover the fraudulent purchase, Aragon doctored the account statement to omit the transaction and then submitted the statement.

Government Official and Contracting Executive Plead Guilty to Bribery Conspiracy

Donahue served as a Supervisory Contract Administrator with Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) and then as Director of the Procurement Department from March 2014 to February 2020. From at least 2015 through August 2017, Donahue solicited and received cash payments and other things of value, including the promise of a job valued at $1 million, from Ansari’s CEO. In exchange, Donahue agreed to steer PBGC contracts to Ansari’s company.

Former Healthcare President Pleads Guilty to Embezzling Over $763,000

According to court documents, between July 2013 and May 2017, Robert Burton was the president of Nashville-based Omnis, which sold diabetic testing kits. Burton entered into a plea agreement, in which he admitted that from December 2013 through January 2017, he embezzled approximately $763,887 from Omnis by submitting false and fraudulent reimbursement requests to the controller of Omnis, claiming that he had purchased supplies and incurred travel expenses which he had not. To justify his reimbursement requests, Burton fabricated receipts to include with his fraudulent reimbursement requests.

U.S. Postal Service Carrier Charged with Stealing Veterans Administration-Issued Prescriptions from Mail

Donohue was employed as a mail carrier at the USPS Post Office in Belford, New Jersey. On March 2, 2020, Donohue stole an envelope containing prescription medication that was destined for delivery to a military veteran. This theft was consistent with a series of other mail packages containing prescription medication issued by the VA, which had gone missing from the Belford Post Office without reaching their intended recipients. On May 6, 2020, Donohue attempted to steal another package from the Belford Post Office, which law enforcement had outfitted with a prescription bottle and inert pills as part of the investigation. Donohue was arrested and law enforcement recovered the pill bottle and envelope from him incidental to his arrest.

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