By NEIL MACKINNON
September 24, 2008
Her first thought was that she might be the victim of political
espionage - a Calgary version of Watergate.
Instead, Heesung Kim was just the victim of a cat burglar who climbed up
on a pail, peeled away the screen, jimmied open the alleyway window of
her Calgary Centre Liberal campaign office at 1801 1 St. SE, and made
off with two laptops.
"There isn't much to be worried about in this riding, so after I thought
about it for a second, I quickly ruled out political interference," said
Kim. "And police said it's not that uncommon for people to break in and
just steal laptops, so I'm pretty sure it was just a crime of
The laptops, one of them fingerprint-protected, were being used for
Kim's campaign. They didn't contain any voter information, which is
regularly uploaded to a server in Ottawa and is password protected. She
also has backup copies of all the literature and graphic designs her
team was working on.
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