NASA investigates what could be the first crime committed in space, according to the 'New York Times' on Saturday.
Astronaut Anne McClain is accused of identity theft and irregular access to her ex-wife's financial records from the International Space Station (ISS) where she was doing a six-month mission, according to the US newspaper.
Anne McClain's former partner, Summer Worden, filed a complaint this year with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), an independent agency, after realizing that the astronaut had accessed her bank account without her permission.
Worden's family also filed a complaint with the Nasa general inspection, according to the newspaper.
For McClain's lawyer, her client did not commit any crime and accessed the bank records while on board the ISS to monitor the couple's joint account, as she did during their relationship.
Investigators from the US space agency contacted the two women, according to the 'New York Times'.
Worden said the FTC had not responded to the usurpation of identity, but a specialized investigator and the Nasa general inspection study the accusation, the newspaper said.
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