Illinois Eye Center records accessed

Mike Maciag of the Journal Star reports:

A former Illinois Eye Center employee could have used confidential patient information for identity theft.

According to a letter the eye center sent last week to affected patients, the records obtained include patient names, Social Security numbers and birthdates. It is believed females between ages 18 and 25 were targeted.

The Peoria County Sheriff’s Department was alerted about the possible identity theft in January and has received seven or eight reports total, Lt. Mark Greskoviak said.

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