MI: Theft of Goodwill safe raises identity theft concerns

In Kent County, the investigation continues into the theft of a safe from a Goodwill location in Kent County.

This is a theft that Newschannel 3 first reported on in December. A man broke into a Goodwill store and stole a safe, but instead of money that thief got the names, addresses, dates of birth, and Social Security numbers from thousands of people. Now, there are fears that this could turn into a huge identity theft problem.


Goodwill of Greater Grand Rapids thought that personal data would be more secure if those tapes were not in a corporate office, but inside one of its stores. The organization has decided not to do that anymore.

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