Police: Computer hackers stole $58,000 from Metal Pro Roofing in Franklin

A computer hacker stole $58,000 from a Franklin business by paying the money out to fake employees, according to police.

The hacker targeted Metal Pro Roofing, a company that makes metal roofs and installs them throughout the Midwest. Someone got into the business’s computer server, created several fake employee bank accounts and withdrew $58,000 over a period of five days, according to a police report.

Franklin police turned the investigation over to the FBI since the hacker is not believed to be anyone from this area, chief investigator Pete Ketchum said.

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