[ISN] Waukegan man accused of hacking to sound bomb alarm at Gurnee Mills

http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/crime/ct-lns-hacking-bomb-charge-st-0226-20150225-story.html By Jim Newton News-Sun February 25, 2015 A 25-year-old Waukegan man faces felony charges for allegedly hacking into a radio system at Gurnee Mills mall to sound a false bomb alarm, according to the Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office. Raymond J. Kelly, who was charged Monday with communicating a false bomb alarm, is accused of orchestrating the hacking from his Waukegan home Jan. 29, said Cynthia Vargas, the state’s attorney’s communications manager. The Class 3 felony is punishable by up to five years in prison upon conviction. Kelly also was charged with two counts of tampering with a secure communication, fire or life system, a Class 4 felony that can carry a potential sentence of one to three years, according to authorities. He was being held in Lake County Jail Wednesday afternoon in lieu of $25,000 bail with a hearing scheduled for Thursday. Kelly was arrested by Gurnee police, who had tracked signals from his house to the mall, Vargas said. A subsequent search of his house turned up various portable radios, antennas and a laptop computer that are now part of the investigation, Vargas said. […]




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