Clarksburg VA Medical Center patient list left in car for months, but not to worry, VA says

Cassie Shaner reports:

A list of names and Social Security numbers for about 1,450 veterans with upcoming appointments at the Clarksburg VA Medical Center was mistakenly left in a government vehicle for a few months, officials said Tuesday.

They said there’s no reason to believe the information was compromised, however.

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Beiler said a female employee printed out the scheduling list to use it as a training tool at an outpatient clinic. She later dropped the list in a government vehicle, where it was found between one of the seats and the center console on Feb. 8.

Another employee discovered the list while cleaning the vehicle and turned it over to a VA privacy officer.

Read more in the Charleston Daily Mail. The news story refers to a press release issued by the VA, but I do not see a copy of it on their site at this time.

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