Selena Gomez Email Hacker Charged In L.A.

Lewis Collier
July 14, 2018

Gomez has also been celebrated as the "queen of Instagram" with more than 138 million followers on the social media site as of Friday.

Susan Atrach is accused of accessing Gomez' accounts several times from June 2015 to February 2016 and obtaining images and other media stored there, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office said in a written statement.

She could end up in prison for almost a decade if she's convicted and sentenced on all counts.

Susan Atrach, 21, of Ridgefield Park, was charged Thursday with five felony counts of identity theft, five felony counts of accessing and using computer data to commit fraud and one felony count of accessing computer data without permission, the Los Angeles DA's Office said in a press release. Selena Gomez wouldn't be the first celebrity to see her hacker off to prison; one in particular is doing bid for stealing digital property from Christina Aguilera, Renee Olstead and Scarlett Johansson. The Los Angeles Times reports that prosecutors have suggested bond be set at $250,000.

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Atrach is expected to be arraigned by August 27, the release said.

Sources close to the investigation have confirmed that Susan Atrach did not reap any financial rewards for the personal information she stole.

Her ex-boyfriend Justin Bieber made headlines earlier this month with his engagement to model Hailey Baldwin.

Atrach used information she'd gathered on the Texas-born beauty, 25, to be able to answer password questions and reset the password in the hack.

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