More than $267K in computer equipment stolen from Horry County Government, report says


CONWAY, SC (WBTW)  – A report from the Horry County Police Department states $267,920 worth of computer equipment was reportedly stolen from Horry County Government. 

County officials say they were made aware of a possible theft from the IT department earlier this month. The report notes police were dispatched to the incident on November 30, 2018 at 10:52. The FBI has been called in to help with the investigation.

The police report says the county discovered the theft during an inventory and accounting audit. The 33-page police report notes that the property reportedly stolen was purchased between June 2015 and August of 2018. 

More than 40 Cisco switches, or computer networking devices, were marked as stolen in the report. Ethernet switches are used to connect computers, printers and other wired devices to each other. 

No suspects have been identified in the theft yet, according to the police report. 

As this remains an active investigation, the County cannot offer further commentary at this time,” Horry County Public Information Officer Kelly Moore stated.

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