Police have arrested a 45-year-old Ansonia woman accused of stealing $2,000 in computer equipment from the town of Stratford while working as an information and technology consultant.
Erin McGuire turned herself in to police on Nov. 6 after learning police had issued a warrant for her arrest. McGuire, who had worked for the town since 2000, is accused of stealing outdated computers and using them to start a small side business.
Police said town information, some of which was sensitive, was stored on the stolen hard drives. McGuire's customers reached out to town officials when they realized what had happened.
All stolen hard drives have been accounted for, and police said they don't believe any personal information was compromised.
McGuire has been charged with first-degree larceny. Court records show McGuire is due in court Nov. 17.
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