Thursday, January 11, 2007

Arrest Made in Stolen Altria-Towers Perrin Laptop Case

Chip Jones writes in The Richmond (Virginia) Times-Dispatch:

New York police have arrested a security officer in the theft of five laptops containing the names of about 18,000 past and present employees of Altria, the parent company of Philip Morris USA in Richmond.

Altria spokeswoman Lisa Gonzalez said Philip Morris has sent e-mails and letters to many of its 6,300 area employees whose names, social security numbers and other pension-related information were found on the stolen computers.

The theft occurred in late November in the New York City offices of Towers Perrin, which handles pension and benefit consulting for Altria. Employees at other branches of the company, including Kraft Foods and Philip Morris International, also have been notified.

More here.

(Props, Pogo Was Right.)


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