• Government office in Avon has computers stolen

    February 07, 2012 No comments

    Laptops loaded with classified and personal information were swiped over the weekend from the Department of Child Services in Hendricks County. The initial concern was identity theft but DCS had put safeguards in place.

    Indianapolis television station WISH-TV reports that over the weekend, someone busted through the back door at the Hendricks County Department of Child Services off U.S. 36 in Avon and stole several items inside.

    When officers got the call, they didn’t have to travel far to investigate the crime. It happened just about a block away from the Avon Police Department.

    Police said among the items taken were two TV projection screens and 10 laptop computers. Investigators said those computers had clients’ confidential and personal information on the hard drives.

    A spokesperson at the state agency that oversees the office said the Indiana Office of Technology is also investigating the case. The IOT said there are encryption codes and other safeguards on the computers, making it impossible for thieves to access information.

    As for the thefts from the DCS office in Avon, investigators took photos of evidence left behind at the office, but their looking for the public’s help to solve the crime. Anyone with information is asked to call the Avon Police Department, 272-4485.

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