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Published April 20, 2011, 02:15 PM

MN Man Accused of Hacking Facebook

A Minnesota man is accused of hacking into Facebook accounts and stealing identifications and photos of young women.

By: Associated Press,

STILLWATER, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota man is accused of hacking into Facebook accounts and stealing identifications and photos of young women.

Washington County prosecutors say 26-year-old Timothy Noirjean would then post the photos and information on sex-oriented websites. The Woodbury man is charged with 13 counts of identity theft. Investigators say Noirjean victimized 13 women ranging in age from 17 to 25.

A criminal complaint says Noirjean admitted going to Facebook pages, getting e-mail addresses, and persuading the woman to reveal answers to their security questions that would allow him to reset passwords. He would then portray himself as the account holder and contact their friends and gain access to more information.

The Star Tribune says Noirjean is scheduled in court May 26.

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