Stephen Carey

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Stephen Carey

Stephen Carey is a computer engineer from Eastbourne, Sussex who was sentenced to 18 months imprisonment for logging into the system which he had adapted to access from home after his bosses refused to pay his bill. He then deleted all of its files, including detailed designs for the air conditioning units it made. RP Duct Work, based in Hailsham, East Sussex, put the damage at up to £50,000.


Carey had been employed by sheet metal firm RP Duct Work to update its computer system which he sabotaged later.

Carey had pleaded not guilty to unauthorized modification of computer material.

Mark Watson, defending, told Hove Crown Court Carey, did not do it for cash gain and did not know the firm's files were not backed up.