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Philadelphia News Anchor Hacks Co-Anchor's E-mail

In a story that seems impossibly ripe for a Christopher Guest send-up, Philadelphia TV anchor Larry Mendte has been charged by federal prosecutors with hacking into the personal email of his former co-anchor Alycia Lane. The documents claim that he hacked into the account more than 500 times, and even shared the information with a reporter.

According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, acting U.S. Attorney Laurie Magid said the case, "went well beyond just reading someone's email" -- which actually seems pretty bad to begin with.

The 51 year-old Mendte was a top anchor for CBS3, a local CBS affiliate, before being fired last month after FBI agents seized his home computer. The hackee, Ms. Lane, was also fired by CBS3 in January, following her arrest in New York for allegedly hitting a cop.

Can't wait to watch this fire burn. [Source: USA Today]

Tags: e-mail, security, weird