Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Suspect Gets Help With Bills.

Byline: Jennifer McKee Journal Staff Writer

Defense Fund Set Up For Accused Hacker

Glowing reviews and anonymous checks are flowing in for accused computer hacker and Los Alamos National Laboratory worker Jerome Heckenkamp.

"You'd be real proud to call him your son," said Kathy Clifford, a friend of the 21-year-old computer technician and founder of the Jerome Heckenkamp Legal Defense Fund at the Los Alamos National Bank.

Local supporters, mostly his co-workers and their families, have been dropping off cookies and inviting Heckenkamp to dinner as a show of support since he was arrested in early January and accused of hacking into eBay and other well-known e-commerce Web sites before he was hired by the lab last summer. …

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