A senior sales executive at a textile company left his position so that he could ‘retire’. At the time of his departure, he had a company owned laptop computer in his possession. Several weeks after he left the company, he returned the laptop. Shortly after that he showed up working for a competitor in their sales department. The original company sued the former employee for breach of contract and violations of his non-compete agreement. Forensic examination of the company-owned computer uncovered his continued access to several of the original company’s network servers. This information caused the ex-employee and his new company to settle the lawsuit with his original employer.