Burglary of state storage facility creates ID theft concern

More than ten thousand letters sent by the Arizona Department of Economic Security to notify people about stolen private information have been returned as undeliverable, opening these individuals to the prospect of identity theft without warning.

Thieves targeted a Phoenix storage facility near 7th Street and Indian School Road last October, taking two hard drives.

“We think simply somebody broke in and was after the computers, not knowing anything about what might have been on the computers,” said Steve Meissner, communications director for the Arizona Department of Economic Security.

The backup drives stored sensitive information about parents and children enrolled in the Early Intervention Program for children age three and under with disabilities or developmental delays.


The Arizona Department of Economic Security sent out approximately 65,000 letters, including to the Magdelanos, but more than ten thousand of them came back undeliverable.

Prior coverage on PogoWasRight.org

Read more on abc15.com.

Thanks to the good folks over at ITRC for sending this lead.

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