Man arrested for meddling in Victoria Police camera data

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Man arrested for meddling in Victoria Police camera data

Outsourced staffer adjusts 60,000 records of red light and speeding offences.

A former employee of a Victoria Police service provider has been arrested for allegedly tampering with speed and red light camera infringement data.

The 36-year-old man was accused of modifying dates, times and speeds in 67,541 infringement records from 2010 and 2011.

According to a Victoria Police statement, the records adjusted were stored in the systems of a third party service provider that "manages speed and red light camera infringement data”.

A Police spokesman declined to name the service provider involved.

Victoria Police believed the changes to have been made during a three-week period in February and March, when the employee had access to the records.

Changes were detected by internal systems attempting to match the records with the original data before Police were notified.

The man was released today, pending further investigation. Victoria Police stated that he may face charges of unauthorised modification of data under the Crimes Act.

Further, Victoria Police stated that the modifications had resulted in no incorrect infringement notices, and had “no impact on any infringement issued in relation to the speed or red light camera system”.

The spokesman declined to comment on why the suspect might have tampered with the data.

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