$100,000 bounty offered for stolen PC

Tuesday, 25 November 2003, 12:28 PM EST

The computer was one of several stolen earlier this month from the office of an analyst for the bank in Concord, California, the bank said.

The stolen PC contained names, addresses, bank account numbers and social security numbers for customers who had taken out personal lines of credit that are used for consumer loans and overdraft protection, according to Wells Fargo.

No passwords or personal identification numbers were among the stolen data and no other Wells Fargo customers were affected, the bank said.

Under a California law enacted earlier this year aimed at curtailing identity theft, companies are required to notify customers when their computerized personal information is believed to have been stolen.

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