“Tired” Employee Allegedly Sabotaged His Employer’s Business Over Two Weeks Of Pay – eCrimeBytes Nibble #23

I just couldn’t resist the obvious joke in the title when I found out his employer’s business was involved in tires and tire related accessories.

There is not a lot out there about this case. Since it’s a local jurisdiction, I also do not see the court documents online. However, this case was interesting enough to talk about.

Allegedly, Nicholas Chetram sabotaged his employer’s tire business. It seems to happened over 2 weeks of back pay Chetram claims he was owed. This is another case of how much power an insider has, and how much damage they can cause when things go sideways. Check out his ransom note below!

Nicholas Jason Chetram, 40, was arrested on April 13 and charged with three felonies related to sabotage of his former employer’s computer system.

According to an affidavit from Gainesville Police Department, after Chetram was fired from his job at a tire business in October 2022, the business noticed multiple changes to employee files, payroll spreadsheets, and other documents. The business also received nine purchase orders from several vendors, and there were two charges from Google for advertisements, three charges for subscriptions from Indeed.com, and four purchases from tire wholesalers.

An employee of the company observed that almost every employee’s information was deleted, with only Chetram’s information remaining in the system and a message that said, “Send me my money and you can get your files back, it’s been 2 months since you were supposed to pay me, you owe me 2 weeks of pay totaling $1,313.” The affidavit notes that it is true that the employer did not pay the final check to Chetram.


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