June 22, 2010
A Richmond woman has been charged with hacking the computer of BayWatch
RI Marine Towing in Warwick.
Rhode Island State Police arrested Kimberly Tefft, 42, of 512 Kingstown
Road, last week, charging her with intentional accessing and damaging a
computer, a felony and misdemeanor computer trespass.
State police said Tefft is a former employee who was laid off from the
marine towing company in November of 2009. They said she was told she
was not going to be taken back in April.
Police said a representative of BayWatch RI Marine Towing contacted
authorities in April, after a hired Webmaster reported that the
company's website had been hacked. The damage to the website and the
cost to recreate it was estimated at $2,000, without counting lost
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