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FBI accuses Valrico man of hacking into company computer

VALRICO — A 41-year-old man was taken from his home Thursday afternoon by the FBI, accused of hacking into a company's computer.

Edwin Vega of 1833 Winn Arthur Drive faces charges of cyber intrusion, said FBI spokesman Dave Couvertier.

Agents surrounded Vega's house in a quiet suburban neighborhood at about 3 p.m., and he was taken into custody about a half-hour later.

Couvertier said agents first tried to serve Vega an arrest warrant at about 9 a.m. They called him and knocked on his door, but got no response.

Two of his three children were accounted for at school, but Vega, his wife and a 9-year-old were nowhere to be found. Agents assumed they were all hiding inside the family's home and surrounded it with drawn guns and blocked off nearby streets.

As agents then prepared to storm into the house, Vega came outside and was taken into custody.

A records check showed no previous arrests in Florida.

Couvertier would not say which company's computer Vega is accused of hacking into.

FBI accuses Valrico man of hacking into company computer 02/18/10 [Last modified: Thursday, February 18, 2010 11:28pm]
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