A man has been charged with accessing his former Jersey City employer’s database and deleting files, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
David Campos, 60, of Union, pleaded guilty yesterday before U.S. District Judge Kevin McNulty in Newark federal court to an information charging him with fraud and related activity in connection with computers, authorities said.
From 2005 through February 2017, Campos was an employee of and provided information technology services to a business whose corporate offices were located in Jersey City.
After he was no longer employed by the company, Campos accessed its network without authorization on July 25, July 28, and August 1 all in 2017. Each time, he deleted numerous files from the company’s network, officials said.
Campos acknowledged in the plea agreement that his actions resulted in losses of more than $150,000. The United States reserved the right to argue that Campos’ actions resulted in losses of up to $1.5 million, according to court documents.
The charge to which Campos pleaded guilty carries a maximum potential penalty of 10 years in prison and $250,000 fine, or twice the gross gain or loss from the offense and his sentencing is scheduled for Jan. 22, 2019.