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Personal Information on Idaho Soldiers Stolen From Car

Idaho Army National Guard soldiers, whether deployed or not, have reason to worry today. The Associated Press reports that a small computer drive containing Social Security numbers and other personal information of every Army National Guard soldier in Idaho has been stolen, opening the door to identity theft. The device containing information on roughly 3,400 soldiers was stolen Monday night from a soldier’s car while she was traveling in the Treasure Valley on official duty, Lt. Col. Stephanie Dowling said. Officials hope the person who stole the drive – along with other computer equipment and personal items – doesn’t know what he or she has. Guard members were being notified by phone and mail. “You name it, it was on there,” Dowling said of the so-called thumb drive.

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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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