Florida State University: Employee Fired After Accessing University Files, Celebrates State Championship With Bowl Ring


Florida State University Panama's technology services employee has been fired after his arrest for allegedly obtaining institution files and data without consent approval of the university.

On Wednesday, the 48 year old James Wangle was arrested on two counts of unauthorized access to computer systems in connection with the incident. Earlier this June, the officials of the FSU Panama had initiated an investigation into his alleged activities, which was given a further observation by agents with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.

The Florida State University technology services employee was arrested at his Capri Drive home, and the officials claimed that Wangle is cooperating with law enforcement officers, NWF Daily News reported.

The investigation proved that Wangle intentionally accessed the institution email account without authorization, Do Than First reported.

Florida State University Dean Carol Edwards said in a statement addressing the incident in general terms, the state of Florida made it known that it is a crime using a computer to access data and information without authorization.

Edwards also said that the institution does not tolerate this type of illegal and unprofessional behavior, and Florida State University officials will continue to examine this matter closely.

In the other news, the Florida State players have received their Peach Bowl rings to celebrate their victory in the mythical Sunshine State title.

The Seminoles (the athletic teams representing Florida State University, Tallahassee) defeated Miami, Florida and South Florida last season and were presented the rings last week, Miami Herald reported.

The Peach Bowl rings of the Florida State players buzzed the social media with questions on why Florida State would reward itself for a mythical championship, with its success under coach Jimbo Fisher. Where their third national championship was won in 2013 and the Atlantic Coast Conference title three of the past four seasons.

However, the Florida State spent a total of $62,010 for the 265 rings. The rules of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) specified that a team can spend up to $400 per player on a gift.

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