Dwight Matthews Sentenced For Altering Computer Records at Juvenile Detention Facility
A Casper man and former employee of a juvenile detention facility, has found himself on the other side of the law.
Twenty-three year old Dwight Matthews was sentenced to 20 days in jail, after pleading guilty to one misdemeanor charge of crimes against computer equipment or supplies and interruption or impairment of governmental operations or public services.
After that, he will be given first time offender status, and must complete one-to-five years of probation, after he pleaded guilty to one felony count of crimes against intellectual properties.
Investigators with the Natrona County Sheriff's Office say in February, someone had remotely accessed the computer system at the Natrona County Juvenile Detention Facility, and made changes to several accounts of inmates.
Upon tracing the computer's IP address, it was discovered that Matthews was the perpetrator, and the director of operations at the JDC, said Matthews was a long term employee and knew how to access the system.
When interviewed, Matthews admitted to what he did, and said he logged in as a supervisor that he was having problems with at that time.
If Matthews completes probation, the felony conviction will be cleared from his record.