IT | Security

Absolute Recovery Makes Campus Employee Come Clean

By: Absolute Team | 9/3/2010

This laptop was stolen from a university auditorium after the cable was forced open. Within a couple days of theft, Absolute had identified two unauthorized users – both students at the school. The Recovery Team passed this information over to police, who recovered the stolen computer and probed the suspects for further details.

Interviews broadened the scope of the case; the two students were soon connected to a number of other on campus laptop thefts. Three additional stolen computers were recovered, and a third suspect identified. As it turns out, a school janitor had been particularly helpful, and for a small fee, was giving our varsity thieves access to a number of otherwise secured areas.

Police decided to visit the custodial co-conspirator next – and proved to have impeccable timing. The janitor in question just happened to be using a stolen laptop when police showed up – and the laptop just happened to belong to the university that employed him. Or used to employ him, we should say. The janitor has since been arrested, and the students are left a few credits short thanks to expulsion.

Indictments and criminal complaints are unproven accusations and the accused in all cases are presumed innocent until proven guilty.