Computer drive with personal data on Paris employees is missing

September 12, 2006

Steve Lannen

A small computer device containing the personal information of dozens of current and former Paris city employees is missing.

City Manager Bob Casher confirmed that a thumb drive has been missing for nearly a month. It might contain the names, birth dates and Social Security numbers of approximately 100 people. About 130 people work in Paris city government, he said.

The information was used as part of a project to make identification badges about two years ago. Information for more recently hired employees was not included, Casher said. The device was discovered to be missing by a person who made the badges, he said.

Current and former employees were notified of the missing thumb drive and told how to take precautions against identity theft, Casher said.

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