Police: Thumb drive with confidential city employee information recovered

CREATED Jan 9, 2014 - UPDATED: Jan 9, 2014

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MILWAUKEE – Police have arrested a 17-year-old male for his role in the theft of a thumb drive containing the personal information of thousands of city employees and their spouses.

Officers recovered the items from a residence in the 4900 block of N. 20th Street on January 6.

The thumb drive, a laptop computer, and a computer bag were taken when a Dynacare Laboratories employee’s car was stolen on October 22. 

The vehicle and laptop were recovered on November 10. Police were first made aware the thumb drive was in the stolen vehicle on November 15, 24 days after the theft.  

Additional forensic analysis is ongoing. There is no evidence that the data contained on the drive was accessed. 

TODAY'S TMJ4 will update this story as more information becomes available.