FBI investigating theft in Horry County IT Department

FBI investigating theft in Horry County IT Department
Horry County Government and Justice Center (Source: WMBF News)

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - An investigation is underway after an “expensive piece of hardware” was stolen from Horry County’s Information Technology Department, according to a high-ranking county official.

FBI spokesperson Don Woods says the bureau is assisting in the investigation. Woods notes that the investigation involves a physical or tangible theft, not a virtual or cyber one.

WMBF News asked Horry County spokesperson Kelly Moore and Horry County Police Department public information officer Mikayla Moskov about when this possible theft may have occurred and for any police report the county may have on the matter, however Moskov simply replied twice, “We can offer no further comment or information at this time.“ Moore has yet to reply to repeated questions.

According to the department’s website, “The IT/GIS department is responsible for hardware, software, infrastructure and telecommunication requirements for the users working for Horry County Government. We are committed to delivering the best technology tools to county staff to enable them to accomplish their daily assignments and provide superior customer service. We are now using drone technology in a number of areas to increase efficiency and improve data quality.”

WMBF News will update this developing story as more information becomes available.

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