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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of New York

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, August 5, 2013

Annette kendrick - arraigned on computer intrusion charge

          ROCHESTER, N.Y.--U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today ANNETTE KENDRICK, 40, of Marietta, Georgia was arraigned before Magistrate Judge Marian W. Payson, pursuant to her being charged in a Criminal Complaint with intentionally causing damage to a protected computer domain in violation of Title 18, United States code, Section 1030(a)(5)(A). The charges carry a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison, a fine of $250,000 or both.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Bradley E. Tyler stated that in April 2013, employees of Iberdrola, a company headquartered in Rochester, New York, reported that Iberdrola was the victim of a computer intrusion. In response to that report, law enforcement agents determined that on or about April 4, 2013, the defendant Kendrick, using the log in credentials of another individual, logged into Iberdrola’s computerized job application system, modified a job posting, modified questions on the posting, sent e-mails to agencies about the posting, and sent e-mails to job applicants saying they were no longer being considered for the position.

Magistrate Judge Payson set the next court appearance for the defendant Kendrick on September 12, 2013.

The fact that a defendant has been charged with a crime is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.