Investigators with the FBI say a man who graduated from Auburn High School in 2014 has been arrested as part of a large, multi-year investigation.
Kieran Major, an Auburn native who now is being held at an Iowa jail, owns a company that claimed to provide cybersecurity services.
According to the FBI, Major is accused of coercing two women, who were only identified as Victim No. 1 and Victim No. 2 into spending tens of thousands of dollars.
“Major convinced her that his identity needed to be protected and thus, he could not use his credit card, obtain new credit cards, pay for hotels, nor pay for other expenses using his name,” the complaint reads. “Victim No. 1 reported that she used her own money, totaling approximately $17,000 over the course of one month, to purchase hotels, meals, Ubers, alcohol, and cannabis for Major.”
Victim No. 1 apparently told investigators that she stopped communicating with Major in October 2020. But that didn’t end things. She reported getting frequent text messages, and upwards of 1,000 phone calls per day. She reported the threatening messages to the Auburn Police Department in January 2021, but local law enforcement said they couldn’t investigate because the conduct took place in another state.
The federal complaint says that the threatening text messages and phone calls continued for a year.
Then, Major began reaching out to family members of Victim No. 1 with threatening messages.
As of now, Major faces a federal stalking charge, which is punishable by up to five years in prison and/or a fine of $250,000.
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