WHO@ Newsletter - March 12, 2012

I couldn't make this up if I tried...Judge's stolen plate spotted on Facebook

Authorities in Florida said an "idiot" thief stole a judge's nameplate from the door of a courtroom, then posted a picture of himself with the item on Facebook.

Broward County Sheriff Al Lamberti said deputies arrested Steven Mulhall, 21, of Coral Springs, Thursday after seeing the picture of the suspect holding Broward Circuit Judge Michael Orlando's nameplate on Facebook and verifying he was in the courtroom Feb. 23, the day the plate went missing, the South Florida Sun Sentinel reported Friday.

"The nameplate is like only $40, not that big of a crime, but what an idiot. He puts it on Facebook," Lamberti said. "Here he is flaunting it on Facebook. He violated the terms of his parole by stealing, from a judge no less. He's got multiple convictions for petty theft, so now this is a felony.

"We got the nameplate back. It will be returned to the rightful owner," the sheriff said.

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How MPs are tweaking their Wikipedia pages in bid to hide embarrassing information - 03/12/12
It is often said that history is written by the victors. But now anyone with a web connection - and perhaps an axe to grind - can influence how they are remembered. For where once politicians were required to call on the power of their rhetoric to sway voters, now they have the power of the internet at their disposal - and it seems they aren't afraid to use it to their advantage.

Britain in security alert after Facebook spies create false profile for top Nato chief to steal personal data from his high-ranking friends - 03/12/12
Nato's most senior commander has been embroiled in a major security alert after a fake Facebook account was set up in his name by ‘Chinese spies’. Senior British military officers and Ministry of Defence staff are understood to have accepted ‘friend requests’ from a bogus account for Nato’s Supreme Allied Commander James Stavridis.

Facebook 'friend' offer exposes man's other wife - 03/10/12
A corrections officer is facing bigamy charges after authorities said a Washington woman using Facebook discovered that she and a potential "friend" were married to him at the same time. According to charging documents filed Thursday, Alan L. O'Neill married a woman in 2001, moved out in 2009, changed his name and remarried without divorcing her. The first wife first noticed O'Neill had moved on to another woman when Facebook suggested the friendship connection to wife No. 2 under the "People You May Know" feature.

Jenelle Evans Arrested For Cyber Stalking - 03/10/12
Jenelle Evans, star of Teen Mom 2, has been arrested once again. This time, she took a trip to the big house for cyber stalking. This is the third arrest of the year for the reality star, and it’s apparently becoming her new hobby. On Friday, a warrant was issued for Jenelle’s arrest, but it wasn’t until after the Teen Mom reunion in New York over the weekend, that she turned herself in to a North Carolina police station.

Cyberstalking, burglary arrest made - 03/07/12
An Adams County woman was arrested this week after she allegedly escalated electronic threats and burglarized a Morgantown area residence. Kiesha Sadé Butler, 22, was arrested on charges of cyberstalking and burglary of a dwelling Monday.

James Bulger's mum calls for 'trolling' crackdown after sick Facebook site is set up mocking her son’s death - 03/06/12
The mother of murdered toddler James Bulger has called for a crackdown on ‘internet trolls’ after a sickening Facebook group was set up mocking her son’s death. James Bulger was two years old when he was abducted and murdered by Robert Thompson and Jon Venables in 1993.


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