Julie Meadows-Keefe told TR that she had nothing to do with setting up the email account email@example.com. She does not understand how her cell phone is connected to the email.
She is now worried her email has been hacked.
Tallahassee Reports has learned that the personal cell phone number of Julie Meadows-Keefe, the current Ethics Officer with the Tallahassee’s Independent Ethics Board, is tied to the anonymous email that was set-up and used to transmit information to the Ethics Board.
The anonymous information contained social media posts by Keith Powell, the person selected to replace Meadows-Keefe. Due to the controversy surrounding these social media posts, Powell ultimately withdrew his name after being selected for the position.
The anonymous email, originating from firstname.lastname@example.org, was sent to the work email of Meadows-Keefe. The email contained the social media posts.
How is the email tied to Meadows-Keefe?
The google email account, email@example.com, was deactivated, but can only be recovered by the phone number tied to the account.
TR tried to recover the account using Meadows-Keefe cell phone number and the recovery system sent a verification code to her cell phone.
The screen capture below shows that 850-322-1655 was tied to the Email address which was used to send the anonymous email.
The phone number, 850-322-1655, was listed on Julie Meadows-Keefe’s City of Tallahassee employment application.
Repeated calls to Meadows-Keefe were unanswered.