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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, January 20, 2022

Webster Woman Charged With Illegally Accessing Employee Computer To Conduct SIM Swaps

CONTACT: Barbara Burns
PHONE: (716) 843-5817
FAX #: (716) 551-3051

BUFFALO, N.Y. - U.S. Attorney Trini E. Ross announced today that Corrine Little, 38, of Webster, NY, was arrested and charged by criminal complaint with unauthorized access of a protected computer. The charge carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison.

Assistant U.S. Attorney John J. Field, who is handling the case, stated that according to the complaint, in May 2021, Little, a temporary manager for a wireless telephone provider, received text messages from an unknown individual offering to pay her to conduct SIM (subscriber identity module) Swaps. “SIM Swapping” is the unauthorized takeover of a victim’s wireless account, carried out by linking a victim’s mobile phone number to a SIM installed in a device controlled by the perpetrator of the swap. Little is accused of conducting five SIM Swaps, receiving $600 for each swap.  

The complaint is the result of an investigation by the Buffalo and Newark, NY, Offices of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

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.  

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Updated January 20, 2022