By Elizabeth Ziegler
July 2, 2008
Three suspects are in custody in connection to the theft of stolen
computer backup tapes containing personal information for millions of
University of Utah Health Care system patients. Salt Lake County Sheriff
Jim Winder says the bust is an example of good old-fashioned police
"I'm extremely pleased. The detectives put substantial hours into it.
But also the cooperation amongst the various entities within the
Sheriff's Office was superb," Winder says. "And it was just a great
example of just good old fashioned shoe-leather activity here and a
Winder credits a $1,000 reward for flushing out the tapes and suspects.
Within three hours of receiving a tip Monday night from a person
interested in the cash reward, Kearns and Magna precinct officers had
the stolen tapes in their hands. Burglary and identity theft charges
have already been levied against one of the suspects. Another was
arrested previously for an unrelated crime. The last suspect was
interrogated this afternoon [Wednesday afternoon] and charges were
expected to be filed by the end of the day. While critics warned the
reward amount was too low, Winder says the sheriff's department knew it
was likely to flush out the thieves.
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