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Former “Jeopardy!” winner arrested on cybercrime charges

December 8, 2017  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Former “Jeopardy!” winner arrested on cybercrime charges

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What is Cybercrime? A Michigan professor and winner of “Jeopardy!” has been arrested for illegally obtaining email accounts of co-workers.

Michigan authorities said Stephanie Jass, a former history professor at Adrian College appeared in Lenawee County Court before Judge Laura J. Schaedler on Tuesday, where she was charged with unauthorized access to a computer and using a computer to commit an illegal offense.

According to The Daily Telegram, Michigan State Police Cyber Command Center launched an investigation in April after receiving complaints from college staff.

Officials said investigators charged Jass after conducting a forensic examination of the digital evidence.

No further details were released.

Jass garnered notoriety in 2012, winning a record seven consecutive games on “Jeopardy!”

Adrian College officials declined to say when Jass stopped teaching at the school.

Jass appearance on the game show led to a 2014 performance at Croswell Opera House in Adrian, where she shared stories and sang songs about her experience on “Jeopardy!”

If convicted, Jass faces five years in prison and a $10,000 fine.

The judge has scheduled a preliminary hearing for Dec. 12.

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