Personal data at risk after Pa. DOT robbery

November 30, 2006

By Michael Rubinkam, Associated Press

Thieves who broke into a driver's license center stole equipment to make fraudulent licenses and got away with computers containing personal information on more than 11,000 customers, officials said Thursday.

The break-in late Tuesday night netted the thieves a camera and a printer, plus enough card stock and laminate to make about 750 fake licenses, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Deputy Secretary Betty Serian said at an afternoon news conference.

They also stole two computers that contained information on nearly 11,400 customers.

The information on the computers included names, addresses, dates of birth, drivers' license numbers and at least partial Social Security numbers. The data included complete Social Security numbers for 5,348 customers, officials said.

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