IT | Security

Absolute Uncovers Stolen Computer, Drugs, Fraud, and Then Some

By: Absolute Team | 6/30/2009

After overseeing thousands of computer theft recoveries, Absolute has learned that computer theft is but the tip of the iceberg for many cases. Indeed, as a result of Computrace technology, many criminals have been apprehended, from cat burglars, to ex-cons, to drug dealers, to frauders. A recent Absolute recovery managed to encompass all four.

A home burglary left a Computrace LoJack for Laptops customer without his laptop – although within two days of theft, the laptop made contact with the Absolute Monitoring Center. Upon receiving the customer’s theft report, the Absolute Theft Recovery Team was able to gather evidence on the computer’s unauthorized user and location, which they passed on to police. The user who Absolute had identified was well-known to authorities – to the extent that police executed a search warrant on his residence. The stolen laptop was recovered from the scene. False checks and currency, a large quantity of drugs, and drug paraphernalia were also confiscated; particularly incriminating evidence given the suspect was then on probation from previous drug charges. On account of the laptop, the user faced charges for breaking and entering, and possession of stolen property.  Topping off his list of crimes, he also faced new drug charges, fraud charges, and – of course – violation of probation.

The laptop has since been returned to its happy owner, and the multi-talented criminal remains behind bars.

Please note that indictments and criminal complaints are merely unproven accusations and the accused in all cases are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

Learn more about the Absolute Theft Recovery Process.