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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Thursday, July 16, 2015

New Jersey Man Charged With Damaging Employer's Computer

PHILADELPHIA - Lars Jepsen, 36, of Deptford, NJ was charged today by indictment with one count of intentionally causing damage to a protected computer and one count of fraud in connection with authentication features, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.


The indictment charges that after being terminated by his employer, Jepsen, using the username and password of another employee, logged into his former employer’s network and crippled their Voice Over Internet Protocol (VOIP) telephone network.


If convicted the defendant faces a maximum possible sentence of 13 years in prison, three years of supervised release, a fine of up to $500,000, and a $200 special assessment.


The case was investigated by the United States Secret Service, and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Michael L. Levy.


An Indictment is an accusation.  A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Updated February 4, 2016