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[Dataloss] Teens arrested in VA laptop theft
From: lyger (lygerattrition.org)
Date: Sun Aug 06 2006 - 10:59:54 CDT
Saturday, August 5, 2006; Posted: 7:02 p.m. EDT (23:02 GMT)
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Two teenagers were arrested Saturday in the theft of a
laptop and hard drive containing sensitive data on up to 26.5 million
veterans and military personnel, authorities said.
The government-owned equipment was stolen May 3 during a burglary at the
Maryland home of a Veterans Affairs employee. The laptop and hard drive
were turned into the FBI on June 28 by an unidentified person in response
to a $50,000 reward offer.
The equipment contained the names, Social Security numbers and birth dates
of veterans discharged since 1975, in what was the worst-ever breach of
Jesus Alex Pineda, 19, and Christian Brian Montano, 19, both of Rockville,
Maryland, were arrested early Saturday, Montgomery County police said.
Pineda was charged with first-degree burglary and theft over $500. Montano
was charged with first-degree burglary, conspiracy to commit first-degree
burglary, theft over $500, and conspiracy to commit theft over $500.
Police said charges were pending against a third male suspect who is a
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