Teen arrested in theft of drive with workers' info

Posted Thursday, January 9, 2014 --- 4:43 p.m.

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Milwaukee police have arrested a 17-year-old boy in the theft of a thumb drive containing information about thousands of city employees and their spouses.

Mayor Tom Barrett announced Thursday that the stolen thumb drive has been recovered.

While additional analysis is ongoing, Barrett says there is no evidence that the information on the drive was accessed.

The thumb drive, a laptop computer and a computer bag were inside a car stolen from a Dynacare Laboratory employee in October. The car and laptop were recovered in November.

Police recovered the stolen thumb drive from a home Monday.

The suspect faces possible charges of receiving stolen property and bail jumping. Authorities are investigating how he got the thumb drive.

Copyright 2014: Associated Press

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