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Augusta Man Hacks Into Vision Wireless Accounts & Orders $7K in Phones


An Augusta man using a Vision Wireless employee info hacked into customer accounts and used them to order himself over $7,000 in cell phones and accessories, authorities said.

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Patrick Robert Gilmer, 27, was charged Wednesday with computer invasion of privacy and theft by deception. He remained in the Richmond County Jail on Wednesday afternoon.

According to authorities, Gilmer logged onto a third-party chatroom used by Vision Wireless customer service representatives using the name of another employee. He asked for account sign-in information, saying he had forgotten his.

GilmerGilmer placed fraudulent orders of cell phones and cell phone accessories against other customer accounts and have them shipped to 2206 White Road in Augusta, a vacant residence at this time. The value of the items: $7,755.

On his Facebook page, Gilmer lists his job as a cell phone repair technician at Vision Wireless, which is located at 1450 Greene Street in Augusta.

The suspect was featured in The Jail Report in February following his arrest for possession of meth, heroin and other drugs. Those charges remain pending, and the mugshot shown here is from that earlier arrest.




Greg Rickabaugh
Greg Rickabaugh
Greg Rickabaugh is an award-winning crime reporter in the Augusta-Aiken area with experience writing for The Augusta Chronicle, The Augusta Press and serving as publisher of The Jail Report. Rickabaugh is a 1994 graduate of the University of South Carolina and has appeared on several crime documentaries on the Investigation Discovery channel.


    • they were actually really impressed with my brother in his interview. he is highly intelligent, motivated, good looking, and thus charmed their socks off. we have just had a rough time the past couple years with lots of family issues, loss, and abandonment. he will make it through this though. we will make it through this. and you’ll be hearing big things from us some day. bet

      • Douglas- we all have a story…mine could make you weep. But most don’t go around thieving from others. The fact that they were impressed with your brother, even though you use as a positive, is actually the opposite as such an outcome makes it far more difficult for honest people to obtain employment as employers screen deeper and deeper to avoid sociopaths just like dear ole bro. Most sadly- you use your story to justify his abhorrent behavior. I have no doubt we’ll be hearing big things from both you and your brother- BIGGER crimes. Bet .

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