Stephanie Jass, 48, of Tecumseh, Mich., pleaded guilty Wednesday to a charge of unauthorized computer access. In 2012, her winning streak on TV’s “Jeopardy!,” Jass set a record for a female contestant. But when she’s sentenced July 20, she could get a prison sentence of up to five years.
The seven-time “Jeopardy!” winner, taught history at a small Michigan college snuck into the email accounts of other professors, administrators and students at the school, authorities said.
During a four-day period last year, the college reset everyone’s passwords and assigned everyone the same temporary password. During that time, Jass logged into other people’s email accounts without permission, authorities said.
Another professor learned what Jass had done and told school officials. Jass was later fired.