Scotland Yard arrested a nanny agency worker over suspected hacking offences on Monday.
The unnamed woman allegedly rifled through emails in AOL accounts maintained by her former employer, Nannies Incorporated, while working for a competitor agency.
The woman was arrested following an investigation by officers at the Specialist Computer Crime Unit at Scotland Yard and questioned over allegations of unauthorised access to a computer (contrary to section one of the Computer Misuse Act 1990). Her computer was seized and taken away for forensic examination.
She was released on police bail until December 14 pending the results of this analysis. ®