Monday, April 24, 2006

alarm systems not working; how nice, who's head rolls for this one ...

Thieves target passport offices
April 25, 2006

Some Passport Canada offices in Ontario and Quebec have been hit by computer and cash thefts, Le Journal de Montreal reported Sunday.

The paper said federal Access to Information documents show five portable computers were stolen from Ontario offices in Mississauga and Brampton and an office in Gatineau, Que.

In most of the case, the computers were stolen after a rock was thrown threw a window but two of them were stolen from an employee’s home.

It’s not clear what kind of information was on the computers but two of them didn’t contain sensitive information, Le Journal said.

A file for passport renewals was stolen from a Montreal office.

The Access to Information report noted the offices’ motion detectors and alarm system weren’t working, the newspaper reported.