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Ex-deputy charged with illegally accessing computer

A former deputy in Wake County and New Hanover County was arrested Monday on charges that he illegally accessed a government database.

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Charles Smith, ex-deputy charged
WILMINGTON, N.C. — A former deputy in Wake County and New Hanover County was arrested Monday on charges that he illegally accessed a government database.

The State Bureau of Investigation charged Charles Graham Smith Jr., 31, of 3609 Tristam Place in Wilmington, with accessing government computers. He was released on a $5,000 bond.

According to the arrest warrant, Smith "did access (a crime database) to print (state Division of Motor Vehicles) information on another for purpose of obtaining access to a nightclub."

Smith worked as a Wake County deputy from June 2003 to May 2005. He worked as a New Hanover County deputy from December 2007 until June, when he resigned his position amid an internal investigation.

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