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Unisys offers reward for stolen desktop PC

Unisys offers reward for stolen desktop PC
Unisys offers reward for stolen desktop PC 

By David Hubler
Aug. 15, 2006

Unisys, the Veterans Affairs Department's Office of Inspector General 
and the FBI have announced a reward of as much as $50,000 for 
information leading to the recovery of a company desktop computer 
reported missing on Aug. 7 from Unisys headquarters in Reston, Va.

The computer's hard drive contains personal information regarding 
about 20,000 veterans treated at VA medical facilities in Pittsburgh 
and Philadelphia in the past four years. Unisys has a contract to 
monitor the data for insurance claims processing.

A company statement said, "There is no evidence to indicate that the 
individual or the individuals responsible for the disappearance of the 
computer had any knowledge of the content of the information stored on 
the computer."

Unisys spokeswoman Lisa Meyer said so far there is no evidence of a 
break-in. She said law enforcement officials are questioning everyone 
in the facility and checking surveillance tapes and exit and entry 

Joseph Persichini Jr., acting assistant director in charge of the 
FBI's Washington Field Office, issued the identical announcement. His 
office is leading the investigation.

Persichini said anyone who has information about the missing computer 
is asked to call the FBI at 1-800-CALL-FBI.

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