"Jeopardy!" winner could get prison time for sneaking into e-mails

posted by Caroline Cook - 

A seven-time "Jeopardy!" winner, who taught history at a small Michigan college, faces up to five years in prison for sneaking into the e-mail accounts of other professors, administrators and students. 

Stephanie Jass, who taught at Adrian College in southern Michigan, pleaded guilty last week in Lenawee Circuit Court to a charge of unauthorized computer access.  Her sentencing is scheduled for July 20. 

Authorities said Jass logged into other people's email accounts without permission over a four-day period last year after the college reset everyone's passwords and assigned everyone the same temporary password. Another professor learned what Jass had done and told school officials.

State police wrote in a report that the professor told a detective that Jass had a document that listed "notes and comments and problems" of faculty members, according to the Jackson Citizen Patriot.

The 48-year-old Jass, of Tecumseh, was later fired.

Read more on the story HERE from ABC-13 WSET.



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