NTT Data Corp. said Tuesday that financial data stolen from its computer center in Sendai was used to withdraw some 31 million yen from 17 individuals’ bank accounts using automated teller machines at Sendai Bank.

The unauthorized withdrawals took place last October and February, NTT Data said.

A security camera showed a former system manager at the center making copies of data between October and February, according to NTT Data.

The 17 theft victims are account-holders at Orix Credit Corp. The stolen data, including credit card numbers and passwords, were used to forge Orix loan cards, NTT Data said.

The 54-year-old male system manager, whose name was not provided, was dispatched from a “cooperative company” of NTT Data, the systems integrator said in a statement. He has been missing since late February, and police have put him on a nationwide wanted list.

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