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Re: Wireless IP leads to arrest..
From: cobrajet <uby500 () yahoo com>
Date: Tue, 9 Oct 2007 14:18:22 -0700 (PDT)


Hi Guys, 

I am sorry for the delay in getting you more info on this (I was traveling).
Here's the story as it appears on the web and for the life of me I can't
fathom what damning electronic evidence they used to arrest this guy? ..or
for that matter what the crime was (a criminal opinion?)

"Type of Investigation: Forgery and Identity Theft; Date and Time: 3/25/06
at 1:00 pm; Location: V/Fredonia; Subject(s): xxxxxxxx, of Rock Hill, SC;
Charges: Forgery 3rd, Identity Theft 3rd; Court: C/Dunkirk; Details of the
Incident: A five-month investigation concluded in the arrest of above
subject.  It is alleged that the above subject opened a yahoo email address
with the name of the victim. The subject then sent a politically charged
editorial letter to the Observer in the name of the victim.  This letter was
published.  An investigation into the opened yahoo profile and the sender of
the letter showed internet addresses that came back to the above subject’s
addresses in South Carolina and Fredonia.  The subject was issued appearance
tickets for the above charges and will appear in the C/Dunkirk Court at a
later date.  This incident was investigated by the Chautauqua County
Sheriff's Office by Inv. Lawrence S. Klajbor."


How could they arrest someone using an IP address alone without siezing or
analyzing anything? How could they determine (from many states away) who did
what on a wireless PC network without supporting forensics or misc
investiagting evidence? 

I was curious as to your comments/clarity nbecause this looks very odd to
me.






security-35 wrote:

Maybe it was IP + Mac Address of the Wireless NIC?

Where's the full story (link)?


Eric Marden
xentek: enlightened internet solutions
http://xentek.net/

On Oct 6, 2007, at 11:03 AM, cobrajet wrote:


How can this be possibile?

A man in WNY was arrested and sentenced to a year in jail over an  
email with
the sole piece of evidence being an IP address? (- and a wirless IP  
address
at that?! -) How can they determine from an IP address who in the  
house or
on a network is actually on the computer?

Can anyone explain this to me?8-O
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