WVa Gov.'s Office Gets 5 Computers It Didn't Order

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Charleston, W.Va. (AP) -- State police are trying to determine who sent Gov. Joe Manchin's office five laptop computers it did not order.

Manchin spokesman Matt Turner said Tuesday four compaq-brand laptops arrived at the governor's office on Aug. 5.

A fifth machine arrived several days later.

Compaq is owned by Hewlett-Packard, which has the statewide contract for computer equipment.

But, Turner says no one in the governor's office ordered the machines.

The machines arrived in Hewlett-Packard boxes with no return address.

A message to a Hewlett-Packard spokesperson was not immediately returned Tuesday.

Turner says the machines were turned over to the state police so it could investigate the order.

(Copyright 2009 by the Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

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