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Former contract worker identified in theft of employee data

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A man who stole personal data of thousands of Baltimore County employees while working as a information technology contract worker was identified Wednesday after being extradited from Florida.

Baltimore County police said Courtney Calbert, 34, of Dundalk made off with employees' banking information, Social Security numbers, and other personal information when he worked for a county contractor between December 2011 and July 2012.

County officials have said more than 12,000 current and former county workers are affected. Detectives have not linked Calbert to any identity theft cases involving county employees, and do not believe he used the information contained on the county hard drive he stole.

The stolen hard drive was later recovered when police searched his home for an unrelated theft case from July 2012. He was indicted in Baltimore County in May on 10 counts of theft and related charges.

Calbert, of the 8200 block of North Boundary Road, was extradited on Monday from Florida where he was arrested in October for an open warrant.

He is being held at the Baltimore County Detention Center.

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