Dauphin County employee charged with spying on estranged wife

Written by Ben Allen, General Assignment Reporter | Nov 9, 2016 1:08 PM

(Harrisburg) -- An employee of a midstate county faces charges of spying on his estranged wife.

36-year-old David Randall Maurer - who works for the Dauphin County information technology department - is charged with violating the wiretapping and electronic surveillance act.

State Attorney General Bruce Beemer alleges that Maurer installed spyware monitoring software that captured key strokes, screenshots and websites that his estranged wife visited on her laptop.

He allegedly used the information to log into her private email and Facebook accounts.

In a statement, a Dauphin County spokesperson says, "We are cooperating fully with law enforcement authorities as the criminal investigation continues. Pending the outcome of the criminal case, we will consider taking further personnel actions as deemed necessary and appropriate."

Maurer's bail was set at $20,000.

He faces a preliminary hearing next month.

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