Hacker charged with stealing information from military

May 04, 2006

Matthew R. Decker, 21, was indicted Tuesday in Wichita, Kansas, with ''accessing without authorization'' U.S. Army computers and with ''unlawfully possessing, with intent to defraud,'' 531 credit card numbers and account information.

The government seeks the forfeiture of more than $53,200 in proceeds from the crimes, as well as computer equipment used in the crime, reports The Wichita Eagle.

The crimes are alleged to have occurred in November 2003 and January 2005, in Sedgwick County.

If convicted, Decker faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison and fines of up to $500,000.