By Michael Yoder - Record Express Staff
Lititz Record Express
Apr 27, 2006
LITITZ, PA - A Lancaster man has been charged with illegally logging
into the county's web-based computer assisted dispatch program while
working at a local agricultural firm.
Duane Kline, of Lancaster, was charged on April 20 with the unlawful
use of a computer and other computer crimes by using the East
Hempfield Township Police Department's login and password to access
the Lancaster County-Wide Communications World Wide Web based Computer
Assisted Dispatch site.
Kline, who is an employee of Northeast Agri Systems, 139A W. Airport
Rd., Lititz, is accused of logging into the computer system on 161
separate occasions between June 27 and Nov. 7, 2005. He is accused of
gaining information on restricted police intelligence and
investigative information he did not have access to see and also
disseminating portions of the information verbally.
According to the affidavit filed in Manheim Township, Lancaster County
Detective Peter J. Savage Jr. investigated an anonymous tip received
in February that Kline was logging into the computer system on his
computer at Northeast Agri Systems and sharing privileged information
Savage was able to determine that Kline did access the computer system
though Northeast's Internet protocol address and was logging into the
system using the East Hempfield Township Police Department password.
Kline is a lieutenant with the West Hempfield Fire and Rescue Company.
On March 15 Savage interviewed Kline and asked him about accessing the
site. According to the affidavit, Kline admitted logging into the
restricted site. He said initially he would log in for curiosity, but
later he admitted running names in the system to look for background
Kline admitted running the name in the system of an ex-employee at
Northeast Agri Systems after the individual was fired from the
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