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A man who allegedly stole hard disk drives containing data collected by the Kanagawa Prefectural Government began stealing the devices soon after he joined a data erasure company in 2016, it was learned Saturday.

Yuichi Takahashi, 50, who was employed by electronics recycling company Broadlink Co. was arrested Friday for allegedly stealing computer hard drives after the prefectural government reported that some of its discarded drives with personal data still on them had been sold online, police said.

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