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Eagle Mountain loses nearly $1.13 million to an email impersonator

A sign on southbound I-15 directs drivers to Pioneer Crossing, Saratoga Springs and Eagle Mountain via exit 278.

The city of Eagle Mountain announced Monday that they recently lost almost $1.13 million in a digital crime.

The incident occurred on August 31 through email impersonation. City officials say that the individual responsible posed as a vendor working closely with the city on an infrastructure project.

The person responsible hacked into an email thread and convinced the city to send money to an account that did not belong to the intended recipient. City officials are working with authorities to investigate further.

Caitlin Keith is a general news reporter at UPR. She is from Lindon, Utah and is currently an undergrad student studying print journalism at USU. Caitlin loves to write and tell people’s stories. She is also a writer at the Utah Statesman. She loves to read, ski, play the cello and watch various TV shows.