[Dataloss] Southington CT city employees at risk after break in

Henry Brown hbrown at knology.net
Sat Jun 7 21:20:14 UTC 2008


Title: State Asks Southington To Give 26 ID-Theft Protection
Author: KEN BYRON | Courant Staff Writer
Date: June 7, 2008

SOUTHINGTON — - The state is asking the town to protect 26 current and 
former water department employees against identity theft after personal 
information about them was stolen from the department's former headquarters.

Late last month, police learned that the department's former 
headquarters off High Street had been broken into.

The department had stored records there, and documents with the names 
and Social Security numbers of the 26 people were found scattered by the 
nearby Quinnipiac River, state Attorney General Richard Blumenthal said 

Twenty-two current employees and four former employees are affected.

Whoever broke into the building rifled through the papers in it," 
Blumenthal said.

He said the state wants the water department to provide the affected 
employees with identity-theft insurance and with a credit-protection 
plan that would warn them if an application for any sort of credit is 
made in their name.

The department has not yet responded to that request, Blumenthal said, 
and department Superintendent Thomas West could not be reached on Friday 
for comment.

So far, Blumenthal said, Southington officials have cooperated with his 

Except for the storage of old records, the building has been vacant 
since the department moved to a new headquarters on West Queen Street 
three years ago.

So far, Blumenthal said, no department employees whose information was 
taken have been victimized.

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