Stolen laptop had files on taxpayers

Monday, 15 January 2007, 12:12 AM EST

A laptop computer containing files on 30,000 taxpayers was stolen from the car of an N.C. Department of Revenue employee last month, and state officials are cautioning everyone on the list to keep an eye on their finances for potential fraud.

The Revenue Department this week dispatched letters to all 30,000 people, apparently the first such episode since the enactment of an N.C. law last fall requiring government agencies to notify consumers when their data are lost or stolen.

At The Sun News.

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