[ISN] Ag firm employee charged with hacking into county data base

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Date: Sun Apr 30 2006 - 22:40:25 PDT


By Michael Yoder - Record Express Staff
Lititz Record Express
Apr 27, 2006 

LITITZ, PA - A Lancaster man has been charged with illegally logging 
into the county's web-based computer assisted dispatch program while 
working at a local agricultural firm.

Duane Kline, of Lancaster, was charged on April 20 with the unlawful 
use of a computer and other computer crimes by using the East 
Hempfield Township Police Department's login and password to access 
the Lancaster County-Wide Communications World Wide Web based Computer 
Assisted Dispatch site.

Kline, who is an employee of Northeast Agri Systems, 139A W. Airport 
Rd., Lititz, is accused of logging into the computer system on 161 
separate occasions between June 27 and Nov. 7, 2005. He is accused of 
gaining information on restricted police intelligence and 
investigative information he did not have access to see and also 
disseminating portions of the information verbally.

According to the affidavit filed in Manheim Township, Lancaster County 
Detective Peter J. Savage Jr. investigated an anonymous tip received 
in February that Kline was logging into the computer system on his 
computer at Northeast Agri Systems and sharing privileged information 
with friends.

Savage was able to determine that Kline did access the computer system 
though Northeast's Internet protocol address and was logging into the 
system using the East Hempfield Township Police Department password.

Kline is a lieutenant with the West Hempfield Fire and Rescue Company.

On March 15 Savage interviewed Kline and asked him about accessing the 
site. According to the affidavit, Kline admitted logging into the 
restricted site. He said initially he would log in for curiosity, but 
later he admitted running names in the system to look for background 

Kline admitted running the name in the system of an ex-employee at 
Northeast Agri Systems after the individual was fired from the 

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