MOBILE, Ala. (WTVY) – A former Dothan business owner will serve two years probation for stealing his competitor’s protected computer information.
Daniel Bruck LaCour, owner of LaCour Printing Solutions, pleaded guilty.
He admitted to fraudulently accessing more than 30 customer accounts before the competitor cut off his access to the system upon discovering his intrusion in 2017.
He had recruited a former employee of the competing printing company to work for him who had sent LaCour a set of login credentials to access the competing company’s computer system.
The victimized company, based in New York and Tennessee, lost customers and revenue because LaCour stole its price schedule for the benefit of its own company, according to the release.
Skype messages extracted from LaCour’s computer revealed how he obtained the login credentials and used them to steal company information for his own benefit.
In one such message, he said, “I’m trying to destroy [the victim company] . . . it is the purpose of my life.
Besides probation, U.S. District Judge Emily C Marks ordered LaCour, a current Kentucky resident, to pay $40,000 in restitution, $3,500 in fines and he must receive mental health treatment.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Justin Roller prosecuted the case.
The competing company has not been identified.
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