Disgruntled ex-worker posed as former boss in hacking scam and sent email to client suggesting sex


A vengeful employee turned to online stalking of two former colleagues and a former senior manager by hacking into their accounts and sending abusive messages.

Mitesh Patel was particularly spiteful towards a young woman who worked at the same Leicester-based promotional merchandise firm, after she ended their brief, three-week relationship due to his “clingy and odd” behaviour.

The 24-year-old, of Great Glen, also secretly targeted a colleague he wrongly thought was the woman’s new boyfriend, hacking into social media accounts and accessing two, privately stored, semi-naked images of the man. Patel then sent the pictures back to him, before forwarding to staff members.

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Eunice Opare-Addo, prosecuting, told Leicester Crown Court that in August 2018, the woman began receiving abusive Instagram messages purporting to be from someone she knew. When she contacted that person, they revealed they had received…

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