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ATLANTA (CBSMiami/AP) – Stolen laptop computers contained the information of up to 74,000 people Coca-Cola said Friday, but there is no indication that the information was misused.

The computers were stolen from the company’s Atlanta headquarters and have since been recovered said spokeswoman Ann Moore.

Moore confirmed that the personal information on the laptops belonged mostly to employees or former employees of Coca-Cola Co.

Coke is sending letters to about 18,000 people whose names and Social Security numbers were found on the laptops.

The laptops also contained information on compensation, ethnicity and addresses.

The Wall Street Journal first reported the theft Friday, citing a memo sent to Coca-Cola’s U.S. and Canadian employees.

Moore said that the company cannot provide further details on the thefts because there is an ongoing law enforcement investigation.

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