A former contractor for the Ohio Association of Chiefs of Police has been charged with rummaging through state computers to retrieve confidential information about "Joe the Plumber." Brett A. Gerke, 52, of 2329 Woodcreek Place on the Far North Side, is charged with attempted unauthorized use of property. Gerke entered a diversion program on Oct. 2, which typically results in the dismissal of a criminal charge. He has not entered a plea. The charge is a first-degree misdemeanor punishable by up to six months in jail. The State Highway Patrol says that Gerke used a law-enforcement computer network on Oct. 16, 2008 to access personal information about Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher.But don't worry, YOUR records will be in the best of hands. No-one would ever think about looking into your background and using that information for gain.
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Barack Obama wants to put your health records online...and proposes that they will be quite safe. On the otherhand, liberal members of the government seem to have serious problems in keeping away from information on people "who interest them." Recently, a "contractor" of the Ohio Police Chiefs Association has been charged with rummaging through official computer systems while "researching" the background on Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher, aka "Joe the Plumber".