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CA v Joseph Harris

27/9/2018

**Joseph Harris stole the identity of Craig Sproule, Founder of Crowd Machine and stole more than $950,000. **

Status Update as of 3/11/2021 5th hearing on probation and sentencing was held

Status Update as of 11/8/2019 Hearing: Probation and sentencing has commenced

Status Update as of 11/29/2018 Hearing plea was held

Status Update as of 10/12/2018 Arraignment was held

Claims in
CA v Joseph Harris
Money Laundering
  1. The defendant completed a transaction or a series of transactions through a financial institution.
  2. The total amount of the transaction(s) must be more than $5,000 in a seven day period OR more than $25,000 in a 30 day period
  3. The transaction(s) was made with the intent to promote criminal activity or the defendant knew that the funds involved were from the proceeds of criminal activity.
Computer crime - altering and damaging computer data with intent to defraud or obtain money, or other value

Under Penal Code 502 PC, unauthorized computer access is a crime in California when it involves accessing another person’s or company’s computer, data, software, or a computer network without permission. This includes altering, damaging, deleting, destroying, or otherwise using any of the data.

Grand theft of personal property of a value over nine hundred and fifty

Under Penal Code 502 PC, unauthorized computer access is a crime in California when it involves accessing another person’s or company’s computer, data, software, or a computer network without permission. This includes altering, damaging, deleting, destroying, or otherwise using any of the data.

Crime of using personal identifying information without authorization

Penal Code 530.5 is the California statute that defines the crime of identity theft. This section makes it illegal to take someone’s personal identifying information and use it in any unlawful or fraudulent manner. 

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