A mom and daughter at Pensacola, Florida, were accused of devoting a high school homecoming court election from obtaining accounts without consent, police said Monday.
Her 17-year-old daughter has been taken into custody and moved into the Escambia Regional Juvenile Detention Center, it stated.
When attained by CNN, a man identifying himself as Carroll’s husband, stated,”We don’t have any comment at the moment. Our attorneys told us to not talk and we’ll have our day in court”
The launch says investigators discovered Carroll, an assistant chief in Bellview Elementary, along with her daughter, a student at Tate High utilized Carroll’s district-level accessibility to input balances, where hundreds of fraudulent votes were cast to the Taft homecoming court. The votes were hailed as fraudulent when 117 votes allegedly originated from the exact same IP address in a brief time period. Authorities noted that FDLE agents discovered signs of unauthorized access linked to Carroll’s phone in addition to home computers.
Investigators said that they discovered nearly 250 fraudulently cast votes to the homecoming court.
“multiple pupils reported that Carroll’s daughter explained using her mum’s accounts to cast votes,” the announcement said.
The analysis also discovered that starting August 2019, Carroll’s account supposedly obtained 372 high school documents and 339 of these belonged to pupils at Tate, the FDLE discharge stated.
Carroll and her daughter were each charged with crimes against consumers of computers, computer programs, computer networks and electronics; illegal use of a two-way communications apparatus; criminal usage of personally identifiable data; and conspiracy to commit those crimes, the release stated. All of the conspiracy charge are all recorded as third-degree felonies.