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ITMG Insider Threat Cases – September 8, 2021

Sacked Employee Deletes 21GB of Credit Union Files

A former credit union employee is facing a decade behind bars after pleading guilty to destroying large amounts of corporate data in revenge for being fired.

Two days after being fired on May 19 2021, Barile is said to have accessed the file server of the New York-based credit union, opened confidential files and deleted 21.3GB of data, including 20,000 files and almost 3500 directories, according to the Department of Justice (DoJ).

Student Sues Syracuse University Over Data Breach

A private university in New York State is being sued for negligence by one of its students over a data breach that may have exposed thousands of Social Security numbers.

Syracuse University (SU) suffered a data breach on September 25 last year after an employee fell victim to a phishing attack and clicked on a malicious link.

The compromised account was secured by September 28, but the security incident may have exposed the names and social security numbers of nearly 10,000 students, alumni and university applicants.

Ex-Chairman of Los Angeles-Based Church Sentenced to More Than 10 Years in Federal Prison for Stealing $11 Million in Church Funds

From at least August 2006 through December 2016, Sebesta caused the church to make checks and other payments to banks accounts in the name of fictitious companies he created, as well as to bank accounts he held in his own name and in the names of his family members and a female companion. To further conceal these payments, Sebesta forged a church member’s signature on numerous checks drawn against the church’s bank accounts.

Yale Med School Employee Charged with Stealing and Selling Millions of Dollars in Computer Hardware

As alleged in the complaint, beginning in approximately 2008, Petrone-Codrington was employed by the Yale University School of Medicine (“Yale Med”), Department of Emergency Medicine, and most recently served as the Director of Finance and Administration for the Department of Emergency Medicine.  As part of her job responsibilities, Petrone-Codrington had authority to make and authorize certain purchases for departmental needs as long as the purchase amount stayed below $10,000.  Beginning at least as early as 2013, Petrone-Codrington engaged in a scheme whereby she ordered, or caused others working for her, to order millions of dollars of computer hardware from Yale vendors using Yale Med funds and arranged to ship the stolen hardware to an out-of-state business in exchange for money.

Former Postal Worker Sentenced for Stealing Mail

In February 2020, investigators received information that customers in Lynn, MA reported missing mail. For example, one USPS customer reported that an expected Lilly Pulitzer gift card never arrived in the mail. Further investigation revealed that USPS City Carrier Assistant Angela Gomez handled that particular customer’s route. Records indicated that the expected gift card was used in January 2020 for purchases delivered to Gomez’s then-home address and that the corresponding email address belonged to Gomez. Subsequent surveillance of Gomez during the performance of her duties revealed that she rifled through and stole mail on 21 separate occasions.

Ex-President and CEO of Long Beach Substance Abuse Treatment Provider Sentenced to 7 Years in Prison for Health Care Fraud

The former president and chief executive officer of a Long Beach substance abuse treatment provider was sentenced today to 84 months in federal prison for participating in a scheme in which more than $18.5 million in fraudulent claims were submitted to California’s Drug Medi-Cal program for alcohol and drug treatment services for high school and middle school students.

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