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A British IT admin was ordered to pay more than £3,000 and given a three-months jail sentence after being accused of hacking into his former employer's computer system so he could install spyware and delete emails.

Julius Oladiran, 46, of South Norwood, admitted making a false statement and gaining unauthorized access to computer information, according to Croydon Today. He was ordered to pay £3,200, and his three-month sentence was suspended for two years.

Oladiran started work with the unnamed company in September 2007 as a database admin after submitting a resume that claimed he had a master's degree and held top government jobs. Superiors quickly became suspicious after noticing gaps in his abilities, and within three weeks, he was asked to leave.

Oladiran's scheme came to light when an employee with the company noticed a cursor moving about his screen - seemingly of its own volition. Oladiran was later accused of installing spyware on the company network so he could monitor what his former co-workers were saying about him. He was also accused of deleting emails delegating work among colleagues, an act that caused the company to lose about a month's work. ®

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