A judge demanded to know Tuesday why a North Carolina man repeatedly used an Army general’s uniform to fool others, asking if “it was like Halloween every day,” as he sentenced him to six months' imprisonment for an impersonation that ended with an alarming helicopter ride.
A man accused of trying to impress a woman by landing a chartered helicopter at a North Carolina technology company plans to plead guilty to impersonating a three-star Army general and will concede that he was sane at the time, according to a new court filing.
A man pretending to be a three-star U.S. Army general wanted to impress a woman when he unexpectedly landed in a chartered helicopter at the headquarters of a North Carolina technology company last year, a federal agent testified Monday.
North Carolina’s largest metro area was discovering just how hard it is to conduct business without county computers that handle numerous transactions on Thursday, a day after local leaders refused to pay hackers who froze their system.
Tom Foreman Jr. and Jonathan Drew, The Associated Press
Data was frozen on dozens of Mecklenburg County servers after one of its employees opened an email attachment carrying malicious software earlier this week. The hacker responsible — believed to be in Ukraine or Iran — has demanded more than $23,000 to restore access.