By Sam Foster
I'm all for privacy and all, but honestly, leaving your email password next to the computer so that your husband can catch you cheating on him? That's asking for some crack detective work:
A man in Rochester Hills, Mich., is facing felony charges after he says he caught his wife cheating by reading her e-mails.
Last summer, the 33-year-old computer technician suspected his wife was cheating, so he logged onto her Gmail account.
"I just used her password, got through her e-mails, and immediately saw that that was actually happening," said Leon Walker.
But did he go too far?
"I haven't been able to find another case where somebody's reading another person's e-mail without their permission has led to a felony charge," said Leon Weiss, Leon Walker's attorney.
Prosecutors charged him under a state law to prevent identity fraud, and two Michigan judges have refused to throw out the felony charges.
Clara Walker said she never gave him her Gmail password. Leon Walker says she kept all her passwords in a book next to the computer.
"She told me her password before, and she kept them with the computer. It was very visible," he said.