March 19, 2009
A Computrace customer was in an accident while driving home on the Interstate. She was sent to the hospital with minor injuries, while her car -along with her laptop which was housed in the trunk- was towed. Days later when the customer was fully recovered and able to retrieve her car from the towing lot, she realized that her laptop was missing. She reported the theft to local police and the Absolute Theft Recovery Team.
Absolute was soon able to identify the laptop's user - a computer repairman who operated out of a nearby shop. These details were forwarded to police, who visited the identified user and probed for additional information.
The user alleged to authorities that he had obtained possession of the stolen laptop after a female - who just so happened to work for the same towing company that had towed the car - had asked for his assistance. She had requested that the repairman remove any existing passwords that protected the laptop. The repairman told police, however, that he had found her request to be suspicious, and decided it was wisest not to get further involved. He happily handed the laptop over to police, and has cooperated with authorities as they continue to investigate the towing company employee. Charges are expected.
The laptop is en route to its rightful owner.
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Please note that indictments and criminal complaints are merely unproven accusations and the accused, in all cases, re presumed innocent until proven guilty.
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