A former HR manager 1-800 accountant has been convicted of maliciously destroying the company’s personnel files and deleting thousands of CVs of future employees after firing.
According to federal prosecutors, 41-year-old Medghyne Calonge was fired from the state of Tampa in June 2019, just six months later, by poor performance at a New York-based online accounting firm. One problem that prosecutors mentioned was that he improperly locked his colleague out of the computer system after they got into a fight.
Press the clear key repeatedly
When Calonge was fired over the phone, colleagues said they saw him press the delete key on his computer repeatedly, prosecutors said.
Hours after escorting the company to St. Petersburg, Fla. From the office where he worked, Calonge logged into an external computer system that the company used to manage its work applications. He then deleted the CVs of 17,000 people and left obscene messages in the entire file, prosecutors said.
“His actions erased vital information for the employer and cost the company money and time to improve.”
“Medghyne Calonge intentionally and maliciously caused serious damage to her former employer’s computers,” said Audrey Strauss, a U.S. attorney in southern New York. “His actions erased vital information for the employer and cost the company money and time to improve.”
Calonge was convicted on two counts of computer damage after a six-day trial in New York and faces up to 15 years in prison on December 2. He was previously convicted of forgery in Florida in 2008 and arrested in 2002 for writing a bad check, according to court records.
His lawyer declined to comment.
According to the researchers, the company spent more than $ 300,000 to build the broken system in Calonge over two years, and it cost them $ 100,000 more to get it back on track. According to prosecutors, many files could not be obtained.
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