Andrews Man Sentenced to Probation After Admitting to Computer Fraud

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

An Andrews man, who admitted to computer fraud, won't do any time for the crime.

37-year-old Ismael Alvarez was sentenced to five years probation.

He confessed to breaking into his employer's computer and deleting more than 60 files.

Gray Wireline says the deletion cost $16,000 to fix.

The FBI investigated the case.

Besides probation, Alvarez will be under house arrest for a while and will wear an ankle monitor.

He also has to pay a $5,000 fine on top of the $16,000 the company had to pay to fix the problem.