WI: Criminals may have stolen personal info from thousands after hacking Kewaskum Police computer

Julia Fello reports:

Criminals may have stolen thousands of people’s sensitive information from a hacked computer inside the Kewaskum Police Department.

In a village with a population of just 4,000 Kewaskum Police Chief Thomas Bishop mailed 2,720 letters to potential victims. Most of the potential victims are from Colorado and the Chicagoland area.

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This all came to light in August, when Bishop opened an outrageously high bill from a database they subscribe to for investigations.

“If we need to locate people, addresses, phone numbers it contains personal identifying information,” said Bishop.

Agents with the Department of Justice found the exact computer hacked into was in the station’s room for investigators.

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