Lakeville Principal Faces Additional Stalking, Identity Theft Charges

June 08, 2018 04:30 PM

The above video originally aired Feb. 8, 2018.


Additional charges were brought against a Lakeville principal after authorities say he remotely accessed devices belonging to an Apple Valley teacher and made purchases on credit cards of multiple individuals. 

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According to a release from the Dakota County Attorney's Office, Christopher Jerome Endicott faces one count of felony stalking, one count of identity theft and one count of financial transaction card fraud. 

RELATED: Lakeville Principal Faces New Burglary, Theft Charges

The county attorney's office said Apple Valley police were contacted by an administrator with the district regarding unauthorized access that had occurred on the device of a school employee.

Through investigation, authorities learned Endicott, who was a former administrator in the district, may have had unauthorized access to the district's technology system while serving as a principal for the Lakeville school district. 

RELATED: Lakeville Middle School Principal Pleads Not Guilty to Stalking, Burglary Charges

The attorney's office said an analysis of Endicott's computer and other electronic devices showed he had "a significant amount of personal and financial information on multiple individuals, including school employees and their family members." 

It was also learned that Endicott had access to a number of victim's email accounts. 

RELATED: Lakeville Middle School Principal Now Facing Burglary Charge

The attorney's office also said Endicott made purchases using credit cards belonging to some victims. 

Authorities also located a written journal where Endicott acknowledged he had learned how to access several victims' email and financial accounts. 

Endicott had been charged with two counts of second-degree burglary in connection to two homes he had broken into. 

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