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