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Cops: Social Security numbers stolen from Woodbury company

A former employee broke into a Woodbury financial services company, photocopied customers' Social Security numbers and bank reference numbers and took the photocopied data with him when he left, Nassau police said Tuesday.

Christopher Pemberton, 31, was arrested Monday and charged with burglary.

He had worked at Obsidian for six days in October, then used the front door key code to enter the building a bit before 9 p.m. on a Friday evening, Oct. 16, police said.

A message left on voice mail Tuesday morning at Obsidian Financial Group, 1000 Woodbury Rd., was not immediately returned.

Pemberton, 31, of West 145th St., Manhattan, had an accomplice, a man, who police said Tuesday "has not yet been arrested." The two "went through desk drawers and removed financial documents containing customer's names, Social Security numbers and bank reference numbers, which they photocopied and took with them."

Obsidian Financial Group's Web site says it has offices in Woodbury and Cutchogue. It describes itself as "a quiet leader in the financial services industry . . . a full-service brokerage and investment banking firm."

Pemberton is set for arraignment at First District Court, Hempstead.

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