By NICOLAS ZIMMERMAN
July 29, 2008
JAMES CITY - A laptop containing personal information of current and
former employees, including some from Hampton Roads, was stolen from a
St. Louis-area Anheuser-Busch office in June, according to a statement
from the company.
The global beverage company, whose local properties include Busch
Gardens Europe, Water Country and a brewery, recently mailed letters to
an unspecified number of employees and ex-employees informing them of
the break-in and offering a year of free credit reporting, Tim Farrell,
the company's vice president for corporate human resources, said in a
"The theft was reported to the police, and we are cooperating fully with
their investigation," he said. "At this time, there is no evidence that
the theft has resulted in any unauthorized disclosure, fraudulent credit
card applications or other identity theft crimes."
The personal information stored on the stolen computer was
password-protected and encrypted, according to the statement.
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