State alerts companies to Augusta laptop theft

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The Georgia Department of Revenue is issuing letters to 144 companies after a state employee's laptop computer was stolen from a car in Augusta last weekend.

An auditor for the department was inside Miyabi Kyoto Japanese Steak House on Augusta West Parkway on Sunday night when someone took the work laptop and $168 from the trunk of her vehicle, according to a Richmond County sheriff's report.

The laptop had tax information relating to the companies but nothing on individual taxpayers, according to Charles Wiley, a spokesman for the department. Mr. Wiley said the department has begun sending letters to the companies about the theft.

"We will be notifying the accounts that could possibly have been compromised just to alert them and to contact us if something out of the ordinary should occur," Mr. Wiley said.

He said the department is still trying to compile a full list of those affected.

Authorities said they are confident that whoever took the laptop will not be able to access its contents because it is password protected, he said.

"The information on the computer, we feel, is pretty secure," Mr. Wiley said. "You have to have an ID and password to gain access to the computer. We have also shut off all access, naturally, that it would have into our network."

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pofwe
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pofwe 02/18/09 - 07:33 am
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I don't believe somebody went

I don't believe somebody went to the Miyabi Kyoto Japanese Steak House robbed one car trunk & made their get-a-way. Somebody knows more than they're saying.

ColdBeerBoiledPeanuts
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ColdBeerBoiledPeanuts 02/18/09 - 07:35 am
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The ID and Password is bunk,

The ID and Password is bunk, anyone with any computer "use" experience could get into it in 2 minutes!

Goaliemom1987
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Goaliemom1987 02/18/09 - 07:37 am
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Why was she allowed to take a

Why was she allowed to take a laptop with tax information relating to companies out of the work place? And I agree why would someone break into just her trunk.

No_Longer_Amazed
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No_Longer_Amazed 02/18/09 - 08:31 am
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They need to alert all the

They need to alert all the local pawn shops too!

justus4
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justus4 02/18/09 - 03:26 pm
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A perfect example of what's
Unpublished

A perfect example of what's going on in these GOOD jobs. There are no real minorities assigned, and "they" are doing anything they want...and always talking about law & order. What happened here? This person must be fired!

ListenAndLearn
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ListenAndLearn 02/18/09 - 05:36 pm
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My first thought when I read

My first thought when I read this article... No way in hell can justus4 or RCR make this a racial issue...WRONG! What race is the lady? I've read two articles on this & neither said. "There are no real minorities assigned" First...What is a "real" minority? Second... Nobody is "assigned", they're hired, usually based on qualification & experience (I hope). Who is "they"? You're asking what happened in one sentence & the next saying she must be fired. [filtered word]? You have no clue what happened but she MUST be fired? What are you going to change this into when we find out she's a "real" minority AND female? I doubt the Department of Revenue spends a whole lot of time talking about law & order unless it's about the show last night.

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DEVGRU 02/18/09 - 08:50 pm
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Strange!!!!!!!

Strange!!!!!!!

Chuchi
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Chuchi 02/18/09 - 11:04 pm
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KK -- I found this definition

KK -- I found this definition of a "troll" online: "A troll is a user that repeatedly and intentionally breaches netiquette, often posting derogatory or otherwise inflammatory messages about sensitive topics in an established online community to bait users into responding, often starting flame wars. They may also link to shock sites or plant images on networks that others may find disturbing in order to cause confrontation. Trolls known as gravediggers (or necromancers) purposefully post in old and irrelevant threads simply to bring that thread to light again." A lot of trolls are hit-and-run bloggers as well. KK and anyone else reading this: don't feed trolls. Don't waste cyber space on trolls; it just encourages them. Responding to reasonable bloggers is a much more worthy pursuit.

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