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Case Location: Ohio, USA


A disgruntled technology company employee left the company. Upon his exit, the employee unlawfully took his laptop, software, and an external hard drive device.There was concern that the ex-employee may have committed additional illegal acts.


Pinkerton’s experienced computer forensic agents were called in to locate then examine the missing equipment. All items were imaged and analyzed for pertinent information. The agents were able to ascertain that the information illegally obtained amounted to millions of dollars worth of proprietary secrets.


Because of Pinkerton’s investigation, the client was able to obtain an injunction against the employee. Criminal proceedings were put into motion and the client received a favorable ruling.  In the end, the client was able to save its intellectual property valued at millions of dollars.