Thu. Mar 23rd, 2023

The Multnomah County Wellness Division started notifying more than two,000 individuals Friday that a month-old safety breach might have place their individual facts at threat.

Somebody broke into the Gladys McCoy Wellness Division headquarters in Old Town on the evening of Feb. 17 and the county notified police on Feb. 21 just after discovering the burglary, county officials mentioned.

The suspect entered rooms in the McCoy creating that contained paper records listing names, Social Safety numbers, addresses and get in touch with facts of individuals who obtain care in Multnomah County, according to the county.

The burglar also might have accessed employee monetary and individual documents, investigators mentioned. The county reported various stolen things, like a laptop and client cellphones.

Investigators are not certain if the burglar viewed or removed individual files, but the county is identifying individuals who had been potentially impacted, officials mentioned in a news release. They really should obtain letter notifications by subsequent week.

A county spokesperson mentioned officials do not think records from the Multnomah County STD Clinic, Tuberculosis Clinic or the Student Wellness Centers – all stationed in the headquarters – had been impacted, and no other customers of other Multnomah County departments had been involved.

In light of the breach, the county’s safety group did more instruction on how to sweep the creating for trespassers and when to notify authorities, officials mentioned.

Impacted customers and staff can contact a hotline at 1-800-939-4170 to ask concerns or access free of charge identity protection solutions.

Portland police arrested 39-year-old Ruben Turner on Wednesday for allegedly breaking into the offices, a Police Bureau spokesperson mentioned. He is accused of two counts of second-degree burglary.

–Lisa Moreno

By Editor