ELLENWOOD, Ga. - A Clayton County man is behind bars for allegedly stealing a host of computers from a doctor’s office in neighboring Henry County.
Police said they tracked Changamire Williams, 42, to his Ellenwood home because of an app on one of the computers. Investigators told FOX 5 News officers with the Henry County Police Department accompanied Clayton County Police to Williams’ home with a search warrant.
“I seen them bring some stuff out but you know I couldn't tell what it was because they had them in bags or something," said neighbor Annette Harris, describing the large police presence at Williams’ home last Friday.
Major Mike Ireland said Williams has been connected to the theft of more than $10,000 worth of laptop computers from the offices of Eagles Landing OB/GYN in Stockbridge. Ireland said eleven computers were stolen during the Fourth of July holiday break when the office was closed.
Major Ireland said one of the computers, a Mac, was equipped with a Find My Computer app.
"When the computers were taken one of the doctors had some kind of app on their phone that alerted them," said Major Ireland.
The office manager at the doctor’s office, who would only identify herself as Jackie, said it is unclear why the doctor’s office was targeted.
"We have no idea how it happened because there was no forced entry. It's not just entering our suite. It would also be entering the building which is a separate entrance," said Jackie.
She also said she wanted to reassure patients that their personal information is safe.
"We want our patients to know that there was no breach of information, their information was not on these computers," Asia Jackie.
She said the sensitive personal information is on a server which was not compromised.
Henry County Police are checking with other agencies after a computer was reported stolen from a Clayton County doctor's office was also found at Williams home.
"Whether he was keeping them for his own personal use or sell it or pawn it, it's real difficult for me to say," said Major Ireland.
Williams was booked into the Clayton County Jail on charges of theft by receiving and obstruction. Ireland said Williams faces burglary charges in Henry County as well for the theft of the computers. He also said Williams implicated himself electronically by changing the name of one of the stolen computers to his name.
There was no answer Williams’ home when FOX 5 News stopped by Monday afternoon.