Sources claim NASA is currently investigating what could be the first crime ever committed while aboard the International Space Station. Veteran astronaut Anne McClain is being accused of accessing her estranged wife's bank account on the NASA computers during her six month mission.
Summer Worden, a former Air Force intelligence officer, became suspicious when McClain had mentioned specific purchases while fighting with her estranged spouse, the Times reported. Upon her request, her bank reportedly confirmed that her account had been accessed with credentials entered on a computer network registered to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
Worden filed charges for identity theft, although none of her finances has been tampered with. McClain defended her access of the accounts as part of her due diligence in monitoring their entangled finances.
Worden's parents said in a separate complaint that McClain accessed the bank account as part of a "highly calculated and manipulated campaign" to obtain custody of Worden's son, who was born about a year before the couple got married.
However, the Times reported that McClain claimed that she was never prevented from accessing the account, as she was using the same password she used during their relationship and she was never told to stop accessing the account.