COUNCIL CHRONICLE – The Florida authorities recently arrested a 21-year-old janitor who allegedly stole four hard drives said to contain taxpayer information. When confronted by the authorities, the Florida janitor claimed that he merely wanted the hard drives to download Xbox games.
Florida Janitor Had No Idea of What Was on the Hard Drives
On Tuesday, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement announced that the four hard drives which went missing at the beginning of March had been retrieved. In addition, the preliminary investigation revealed that the data on the four hard drives were neither shared nor accessed.
Based on the police report, 21-tear-old Andru Rae’sion, a cleaning company employee, was finishing his job cleaning a Florida Department of Revenue office when he stumbled upon the electronic devices. Without fearing the consequences, Rae’sion pocketed the hard drives and went straight home.
After reviewing the security footages and analyzing various clues found at the crime scenes, the Florida authorities interviewed Rae’sion. The man first claimed that he never saw or head anything about the devices.
However, after obtaining a house search warrant, the law enforcement officials found the missing hard drives at Rae’sion’s house. According to the police report, all four devices were hooked to the suspect’s Xbox console.
Upon being confronted, the man admitted stealing the hard drives from the Florida Department of Revenue but stated that he did not know what they contain. More than that, the Florida janitor told the investigator that he used the hard drives to store video games he downloaded over the Internet.
So far, the cyber forensic analysis performed on the recovered devices checks out Rae’sion’s story, no evidence being found that the information was accessed or shared.
The man was arrested and charged with offenses against users of computer systems and offenses against intellectual property. He was booked into county jail on a $5,000 bond.
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