Thumb Drive Containing 1,200 Social Security Numbers Goes Missing in Montgomery County, Ohio

October 17, 2011

A missing USB thumb drive leads the Montgomery County Department of Job and Family Services to send out approximately 1,200 letters to individuals who applied for assistance through the late Transition Center in Moraine, Ohio between 2005 and 2010.

In August of 2011, the thumb drive came up missing and the department has yet to find it. There is no evidence that the drive has been found and/or used by anyone, but even so, the county is stepping up and offering one year of free identity theft protection services to those who may have been affected by this incident.