Gary Scott Stratton used credentials he obtained while working as a state trooper.
An Alabama man was convicted in U.S. District Court in Montgomery, Ala., last month for computer-related fraud for hacking into Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) databases.
Gary Scott Stratton was a private consultant with a company that provided motor carrier consulting services in Alabama. The U.S. Department of Transportation Office of Inspector General (DOT-OIG) said between June and January, Stratton intentionally accessed FMCSA databases without authorization for financial gain and commercial advantage.
Stratton gained access to sensitive FMCSA databases using credentials he obtained while working as an Alabama Highway Patrol trooper, DOT-OIG said.
Stratton entered a guilty plea on March 5 and was convicted on March 8, DOT-OIG said.