Theft included K-State students' personal data

The Capital-Journal

August 27, 2008

MANHATTAN - Eighty-six Kansas State University students are receiving letters from the Division of Continuing Education advising them that papers with their names and Social Security numbers on them were stolen from a parked vehicle last week.

An instructor for classes offered through the Division of Continuing Education, taught through the UFM Community Learning Center, reported an Aug. 15 overnight theft of numerous items from a car, which was parked outside a Manhattan residence. Items taken included a backpack with a list of names and Social Security numbers of 86 K-State students who had taken that instructor's classes from fall 2007 through summer 2008.

The instructor reported the theft to the Riley County Police Department Aug. 16 and to K-State officials Aug. 18. Riley County police are investigating.

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