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Border News Translations: Computer Thief Arrested
TIJUANA, BC (Frontera, Luis Gerardo Andrade, 5/11/11) –The Tijuana Area Attorney with the help of the Ministerial Police Apprehensions Group, arrested Alberto Jordán Cuevas Ramos, 29, originally from Chiapas. According to authorities, the man was passing himself off as a telephone company employee and gained entry into companies and institutions to steal laptops. Cuevas Ramos is also under investigation in Tijuana and Mexicali for several burglaries at different companies, including Social Security Clinic 28 and a university institution. He is a likely suspect, because the crimes were all done by computer expert. He arrived at the offices, then told lies to the victims and took advantage of their trust to steal laptops. His operation is linked to seven previous crime inquiries. With regard to Mexicali, in February 2011 complaints were received that Alberto Jordan had come to the University languages Center, where he said he came from the computer science area. He told them that the Internet system would be suspended for 22 days and told students he would install broadband wireless Internet cards, so that they would not have problems. To continue the deception he first asked the group of five students at the computer center for their personal computers. Furthermore, he asked for copies of their credentials; these copies, he told them, would be delivered to an office outside the school campus. When the students came to perform the described “procedure", Alberto Jordan escaped with their computers. Similarly, in Tijuana he went to the offices of Canacintra where he was identified as Ricardo Campos and passed as an employee of a telephone company. Without an escort, he left taking five laptops. Similarly, at the General Hospital, he identified himself as an employee of the Secretariat of Health of Mexicali, and said that they had sent him to install a wireless network in the hospital. He also offered to install wireless Internet access on their personal computers and needed to program them. The subject at that time stole several computers of the doctors and radiology equipment. At the Social Security Clinic 28 and the preparatory Cebatis 21 in Mexicali, he presented himself in the same way. The Ministerial Police Apprehensions Group in Tijuana served the warrant for his arrest. He was moved to Mexicali where he will be judged for the crime of theft under the new system of criminal justice.