Police: Stolen Laptop Contains Foster Parents' Personal Info

April 11, 2007


A computer with personal information of thousands of adoptive and foster-care parents has been stolen from a Broward agency.

Last Friday, a laptop computer was stolen from ChildNet Headquarters, 1400 W. Commercial Blvd. Officials at the headquarters said the computer was in a secure office.

Police said they believe at least one former employee is responsible.

The computer stored a database of 12,000 names of foster-care parents, adoptive parents and others and included personal information about the individuals.

ChildNet officials said letters will be sent out to all the parents, notifying them of the security breach. The center will also be notifying parents if their information has been compromised, according to ChildNet officials.

ChildNet is responsible for managing Broward County's child welfare system.

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