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April 11th, 2008

Griffin Electric Stolen Laptop Exposes Employee Data

Griffin Electric Human Resources Department employee had personal items stolen from her home over the weekend, along with a password protected Company laptop computer, and Company health plan insurance invoices. The theft occurred over this past weekend. The Worcester, MA city police department was alerted the same day as the theft and an investigation is underway.

The laptop contained the names of certain employees, their social security numbers, and dates of birth. The health insurance paper invoices listed employee names and social security numbers, although those security numbers were identified as “sub. numbers” and not “social security numbers.” The invoices did not include any personal medical information, addresses or dates of birth. The possibility of identity theft is serious and precautionary advisory has been sent.

Based on what known to date, Griffin Electric is not aware of any specific cases of misuse of personal information obtained in connection with the incident.

Any employee who wishes to use such a service can call the Holliston, MA office at 1-800-421-0151 and talk with Sandy Crowe at Extension 5251 or Mark Danielson at Extension 5349 for assistance.

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