West Virginia Insurance Commission Employee Info on Stolen Laptop

October 8, 2008

A laptop containing personal information about more than 500 state employees in West Virginia is now in the hands of a thief.

Department of Administration spokeswoman Diane Holley says the laptop was taken from an auditor’s vehicle in downtown Charleston. It contains payroll and benefits information for 425 employees of the state Insurance Commission and 110 employees of the Department of Health and Human Resources’ Bureau of Medical Services and Child Support Enforcement Division.

The information includes full names or first names and Social Security numbers for all 535 employees. But Holley says it likely can’t be accessed because it is protected by a password.

Letters notifying all affected employees were mailed Oct. 3.

Information from: The Charleston Gazette,

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