District computer passwords stolen

By ANDREA POTEET
Sunday Times Newspapers

RIVERVIEW — A cell phone containing the passwords to all computers in the Riverview Community School District was stolen from the home of a district employee Monday.

The phone was stolen from the Riverview residence of District Technology Leader Donna Zick. Someone also took her husband’s cell phone and stole the family’s car, which Riverview police found crashed into a parked car at Brandywine and Heritage at about 5 a.m. that day.

Calls to Supt. Dennis Desmarais seeking comment on the impact of the theft on the district were not returned by press time.

No one was in the vehicle when it was found; its keys were on the dashboard.

Officers contacted Zick and her husband, who said they thought their car was in their garage, where they had left it the night before. She said she had left her keys in the car when she parked it in the garage at about 7 p.m. that night, but did not remember if she had shut the garage door.

After checking the house, the couple realized their cell phones and video game system also were missing.

There were no signs of forced entry.

Zick’s husband said he also noticed that someone had used his stolen cell phone to access his social networking account and written derogatory remarks on it. One of the messages said “ur car is down the street, close ur garage…”

A glove possibly used by the intruder was found on Heritage Street and taken into evidence.

Zick told police she heard a noise at about 4 a.m. but attributed it to her young children.

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