Incident for Steve Waithe 2021-05-19

First Name Steve
Other Name
Last Name Waithe
DOB Unknown
Age 28
Gender male
Location US
Information It is alleged that, starting at least as early as February 2020, Waithe began perpetrating an evolving scheme to dupe women into sending him nude or semi-nude photos of themselves. Specifically, Waithe allegedly used anonymized social media accounts with usernames like “anon.4887” and variations of the phrase “Privacy Protector” to contact prospective victims, claiming that he had found compromising photos of them online and offering to “help” get the photos removed from the internet. Waithe also allegedly requested additional nude or semi-nude photos from victims that he could purportedly use for “reverse image searches.”
Pending Outcome Yes
Damages Costs Unknown
Date Of Crime Unknown
Crime(s) Fraud Cyberstalking
Sector(s) private
Charge(s) Wire Fraud cyberstalking Conspiracy to commit computer fraud computer fraud aiding and abettin
Authorities Northeastern University Police Department Chicago Police Department
Authorities Statement view
Prosecutors Nathaniel R. Mendell Joseph R. Bonavolonta Adam Deitch
Judges Donald L. Cabell