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Stolen laptop contained data on 3,400 people

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COLUMBIA, SC (AP) -

A laptop stolen from an auditor's car contained the personalinformation of more than 3,400 members of the South Carolina Health InsurancePool.

Anattorney hired by the pool told The Associated Press on Monday the laptopcontained names and Social Security numbers of 3,432 members who were part ofthe high-risk pool in 2011 and 2012.

Thelaptop has not been recovered. The pool does not know of any attempted oractual fraud resulting from the theft.

AttorneyCynthia Hutto says the password-protected laptop was stolen Oct. 16 from thecar of an independent auditor. Letters notifying the pool's affected memberswent out Dec. 18.

Huttosays it took time to determine what information was stolen, hire a company tonotify members and set up credit monitoring for them.

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