Dr. Eric George Batterson of the University of Michigan Health System is accused of accessing computers without authorization to alter his performance records.
Batterson allegedly used a program that tracks the typing of a computer's user. He used this information to obtain passwords for computers and e-mail accounts so he could alter his performance records and lower the performance records of his colleagues. Batterson's activities were discovered when employees realized that their computers and e-mails had been accessed without their permission.
A preliminary court hearing is scheduled for Sept. 29. Batterson is charged with "nine counts each of unauthorized access of computers and using computers to commit a crime, as well as one count of possessing a Taser."