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Cellphone Store Employee Steals Sensitive Content From Customer's Phone - Ends Up In Jail

In today’s world of hackers and cloud storage, it can be pretty tough to make sure all of your personal data remains safe. While we all know that hackers with nothing better to do are out there as a risk each and every day, there are certain situations in which you’ll assume your sensitive information is safe.

For example, when you bring your cell phone in for service, most folks will assume the employee won’t go rooting around through your personal stuff to see if they can find some goodies.

As the NY Post explains, that’s unfortunately not always the case. An employee at a T-Mobile store in Pinellas Park, Florida has been busted for compromising a customer’s privacy in an unfathomable way.

This wasn’t a lifting of contacts or somehow stealing payment information either, but rather taking something that was incredibly personal to the customer and emailing it to himself to view later. So what was it?

The woman had a sex video on her phone. The unidentified woman had brought her phone in for service to the store, and she handed it off to 25-year-old employee Roberto Sanchez-Ramos.

When she came back to pick it up, she noticed something odd in her email. For starters, her email had been accessed while she was away from her phone. That’s creepy enough, but it got way worse.

She would notice that a strange email was sent from her account to another account that she didn’t recognize. Attached to that email was her private video. She was able to put two and two together to figure out what had happened, and she didn’t hesitate to contact the cops.

After a brief investigation, the cops determined the email address likely belonged to the employee, and he was brought up on charges.

Sanchez-Ramos has been charged with offenses against computer users and scheme to fraud, and he’s currently being held on a $10,000 bond. In short, he’s in a whole world of trouble, but this is amazingly not the first time he’s been implicated in some unseemly behavior while working for T-Mobile.

Last year, he pleaded guilty to a fraudulent scheme to inflate his sales performance with the company.

It’s unclear how he was able to keep his job after that one, but the store and the corporation as a whole have some serious explaining to do. As for the shaken woman, she’s likely happy to know that he’s being brought to justice, but it’s safe to say that she’s terrified that he may have forwarded it to others.

While there’s no indication that has happened, you can only imagine what must be running through her mind right about now.

For the rest of us, this can serve as yet another lesson that our stuff is never really secure these days. In this case, it was just one untrustworthy employee that got to her data.

What happens if a hacker breaks into her phone and finds an unexpected treat such as this? That’s a frightening thought, and that should lead anyone to have some serious pause about the types of things they save on their phones.

Source: New York Post
Photos: Pinella County Sheriff's Office, News 96.5, U.S. Army/Sgt. Christopher M. Gaylord Generic Photo, Kaspars Grinvalds/123RF Stock Photo, BMN Network/Flickr Generic Photo

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