Insurer Claims That Hi-Tech Thieves Had Inside Help In Record Eli Lilly Heist

Edmund H. Mahony reports:

In an effort to recover tens of millions in losses, the insurer for pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly is trying to prove that lax control over confidential, computer data by Lilly’s security contractor enabled thieves to use detailed schematics to carry out brazen warehouse burglaries in Enfield and elsewhere across the country.

National Union Fire Insurance Co. of Pittsburgh could go to trial later this month on a suit over a 2010 Lilly warehouse heist in Enfield that could have been plotted in Hollywood. At the time, Lilly’s warehouses were guarded by a combination of Tyco Integrated Security and ADT, which has since split.


After months of investigation, National Union lawyers Elisa T. Gilbert and Bendan R. O’Brien of The Gilbert Firm in New York assert that they have uncovered evidence of repeated computer breaches and connected them to a computer account used by a former Tyco/ADT manager.

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