Millions of child support records stolen, D.C. officials want answers
In early February, a thief broke into several offices in Olympia, Washington to steal anything he could grab that was worth selling. In one locked drawer, the thief found a couple of external hard drives that he added to his haul of cash, cameras, electronics and laptops.
The hard drives belonged to the local office of the Administration for Children and Families, part of the Department of Health and Human Services, and contained between two and five million records related to child-support audits.
As of Thursday morning, the City of Olympia police department did not know what happened to the drives, even though two people have been arrested in connection with the theft.