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Ohio man charged with 19 counts of theft of intellectual property

JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Attorney General Jim Hood announced Tuesday that an Ohio man has been arrested and charged with 19 counts of theft of intellectual property.

53-year-old Timothy Wayne Stover of Akron, Ohio, was arrested Friday by investigators with the Attorney General’s Cyber Crime Unit with assistance from the Desoto County Sheriff’s Office.

Stover was booked into the Desoto County Detention Center and was released on his own recognizance.

Stover was indicted by a Desoto County grand jury in July following the thefts which allegedly occurred in 2014. The indictment accuses Stover of taking confidential intellectual property that he was not authorized to take from Williams Sonoma, Inc., when he left the company to work for a competitor.

If convicted, Stover faces up to 95 years in prison and a $190,000 fine. 

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