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Most people have told a little white lie to get out of work, but most of us wouldn’t go as far as James Allen Bea, who is accused of sending frightening messages to co-workers so he could avoid going to work.
Vocativ reports that Bea, 21, is facing felony charges after scaring fellow employees at a Seattle financial services firm.
While working at Jack Henry and Associates, Bea would allegedly distribute bοmb threαts to coworkers through text messages and email.
To make matters even worse, Bea would include details about the personal lives of the recipients of the threαts in his messages. As you could imagine, this had Bea’s co-workers terrified of coming in to work.
To throw suspicion away from himself, Bea always made sure that he was one of the main targets of the threαts.
What was most curious about the incidents was how they began shortly after Bea was hired. He didn’t even allow himself time to become fed up with the job before he devised ways to get out of working. In another odd occurrence, he actually distributed photos of his brother in a casket.
“The defendant orchestrated a sophisticated, calculated scheme that delivered waves of terrοr for weeks, permeating a multi-state company and leaving many people fearful to come to work,” said King County’s deputy prosecutor.
Right after Bea began work, co-workers who worked near Bea received the following message:
“Hello Tom. I know you are wondering who this is, but we will get to that later. I’ve watched you for the past 6 months. Where you work, which route you take home, where you grocery shop, where you go for drinks, where that pretty little girlfriend of yours works; need I go on? What do I want you may be wondering? I want you and the rest of your staff to evacuate the building. Failure to do so will harm not only your pretty soon to be wife, but everyone who works for you. I have planted and will detonate 18 C4 explοsives in exactly 30 minutes. Take this as a joke, and your staff’s lives will be in your hands.”
Many of Bea’s fake threαts to himself insisted that he be made to stay home from work.
Police eventually tracked all of the messages back to Bea. He has been charged with two counts of making threαts to bomb or injure property.