Canadian IT Exec Accused Of Stealing Customer Database

An IT manager of a Canadian direct marketing firm has been accused of absconding with a copy of the company's customer database.

According to a report in last week's Vancouver Sun, an affidavit filed with the British Columbia Supreme Court accuses Nick Belmonte, vice president of IT at C-W Group, of stealing a computer backup tape containing names and information about 3.2 million customers -- potentially worth more than $10 million. The tape also contained credit card and bank account information of more than 800,000 customers.

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