Werrington woman sent 32,000 emails to MP in 24 hours

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A Werrington woman has been charged with allegedly sending more than 32,000 emails over a 24-hour period to the office of a Federal MP.

The volume of the emails impaired workers from operating IT systems and stopped members of the public from making contact with the office.

The woman, 34, was arrested by the AFP at her home last week and appeared before Penrith Local Court last Thursday, where she was granted bail with strict conditions to reappear on April 11, 2023.

Police will allege the woman used multiple domains to send 32,397 emails over a 24-hour period until her arrest, which resulted in continued disruption and harassment.

The woman was charged with one count of ‘committing unauthorised impairment of electronic communication, contrary to section 477.3 of the Criminal Code Act 1995 (Cth)’. The maximum penalty for this offence is 10 years’ imprisonment.

Further charges have not been ruled out as the investigation continues.

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