THE CALVERTON MAN investigated by the National Crime Agency (NCA) for suspected cyber fraud has been released without charge.
Stevie Stokes, a senior IT security consultant based in Flatts Lane, Calverton, was accused of hacking UEFA after Calverton Miners Welfare FC was put through to the group stages of the Champions League.
‘While it seems odd that an amateur team from the Nottingham Senior League would replace a professional side (Belgium’s Koninklijke Racing Club Genk) in next season’s Champions League, we’re satisfied there’s been no foul play,’ said Glenn Gilbert, Investigator at the NCA and reserve team coach at Calverton Miners Welfare FC.
‘We can’t explain why Genk’s details were wiped from UEFA’s database and replaced with Calverton’s, but we’re satisfied my mate Stevie had nothing to do with it. He’s an honest, law-abiding bloke, and it would be ridiculous to suggest he utilised his highly-specialised computer hacking skills to perpetrate this alleged fraud.’
The NCA has also not charged Stokes with hacking and theft of money from the business systems of two major banks.
In related news, last night’s fundraising whip round for Calverton Miners Welfare FC at the Bottom Club raised £86.2 million.
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