1, NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL 11 I OFFICE OF INVESTIGATIONS 1 CILOSEOUT MEMORANDUM )I 11 1, il Case umber: I06070016 !t Page,,1 of 1 11 I/ Ij The National Science Foundation, OIG opened this investigation based on information received 1 fiom a complainant1 who alleged thatihis estranged wife, an NSF employee2,had accessed his I bank account3 and transferred monies to their joint bank account without his authorization and she did this utilizing her NSF g o v e v e n t computer. The Complainant stated he reported this to the Fraud and Security Division of his bank and an investigator4was assigned. The comdlainant stated the bank identified the IP address involved in this matter as one belonging to the ~ d i o n a Science l Foundation. The complainant signed a financial release form and NSFIOIG d a s able to obtain information and records fiom th; bank investigator. IRMIDIS researched the~!IPaddress and determined that it belonged to the NSF I/ employee who is the subject of this case. I I The NSF employee5was interviewed and acknowledged having accessed her husband's personal bank account to pay their bills. She ehlained she attempted to use the password she had for this account but it was no longer valid. ~ h ' knew k the answer to the secret question and was able to reset the password herself. She explaihed that at the time she did this she may have not used I1 proper judgment but said her only intention was to pay their bills that were due. 1 7 NSFIOIG consulted with an attorney6 at the U.S. Department of Justice, Computer Crimes and Intellectual Property Section (CCIPS) who stated that the matter is one involving a domestic dispute and does not appear to contain briminal intent. The attorney stated that the matter does not warrant any further criminal investilgative efforts as CCIPS would not pursue prosecution on this matter. 1 I: Accordingly, this case is closed. i I C I, NSF 01G Form 2 (1 1102) 'I (1 /I
NSF Employee Misconduct
Published by the National Science Foundation, Office of Inspector General on 2006-09-25.
Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report. (PDF)