BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Six former eBay employees have been charged with aggressively cyberstalking a couple in Natick. Authorities said the couple published an e-commerce newsletter that eBay executives took issue with.
U.S. Attorney Andrew Lelling said the former employees sent the couple fly larvae and live spiders, a box of live cockroaches, a sympathy wreath on the occasion of the death of a loved one, a book of advice on how to survive the death of a spouse," and a pig mask.
The suspects are also accused of mailing pornography to their next door neighbor that was in the couple's name.
Lelling also said the defendants tweeted at the couple with things like "DO I HAVE YOUR ATTENTION NOW?"
Other accusations include posting an ad on Craigslist while pretending to be the couple, inviting singles, couples, and swingers to their house "to party after 10 p.m. each night," according to Lelling.
The defendants include James Baugh, eBay's former Senior Director of Safety and Security, and David Harville, eBay's former Director of Global Resiliency. They were both arrested on Monday.
In addition, Stephanie Popp, former Senior Manager of Global Intelligence, Stephanie Stockwell, the former Manager of eBay's Global Intelligence Center, Veronica Zea, a former eBay contractor, and Brian Gilbert, a former Senior Manager of Special Operations for eBay's Global Security Team, have also been charged.
The investigation is currently ongoing.
WBZ NewsRadio's Karyn Regal (@Karynregal) reports