St. Louis Public Radio News
8:27 am
Tue August 5, 2008

Personal information of 150,000 on stolen Anheuser-Busch laptops

St. Louis – About 150,000 people in at least six states have been affected by the theft of laptops with personal information about current and former employees of Anheuser-Busch Cos. Inc.

A letter sent by the St. Louis-based brewer to the Florida Attorney General's Office said the laptops, stolen in June, contained personal information on nearly 87,500 residents and more than 3,000 people involved in employee assistance programs.

On Monday officials in California were notified that nearly 55,000 of that state's residents were affected.

The missing data included Social Security numbers, addresses, dates of birth and other information, according to the Florida letter.

Anheuser-Busch has declined to say how many people were involved or in how many states, so it's still not clear how widespread the loss is.