Recently, a disgruntled former employee of the luxury designer brand Gucci was sentenced to up to six years in prison by the Manhattan Supreme Court for allegedly hacking into the company's computers and causing over $200,000 worth of damage. The felony charge carries a minimum of two years and a maximum of six years imprisonment. A computer engineer, the Gucci employee - allegedly using an electronic profile that he created for himself, erased computer files tampered with the computer servers, and crashed the company's e-mail system. The employee had been fired from Gucci for racking up over $105,000 in employee discounts, but was never accused of fencing merchandise.
A couple from New York is currently facing federal charges. They are accused of felonies including mail fraud and conspiracy to commit bank fraud. According to reports, the 66-year-old lawyer and his wife, both of Seneca Falls, were charged in mid-December. Each of the charges they face carries a maximum penalty of 30 years in prison, a $1 million fine, or possibly both.
In a recent news story, the owner of a New York-based online clothing retail store was arrested and charged with wire fraud. The individual allegedly overcharged customers by more than $5 million. Authorities claim the owner charged on-file credit card customers multiple times for things they didn't purchase.