- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 5, 2016

DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) - Authorities are investigating complaints by numerous employees of Dothan city schools that their personal information appears to have been stolen and used to file fraudulent tax returns.

The Dothan Eagle reports (bit.ly/1PRCqLZ) police have confirmed that between 20 and 30 school workers filed police reports saying their identities may have been stolen. Dothan police investigator Shane Ash said the employees all received letters from the IRS regarding requests for tax information.

Ash said he turned over those reports and other information to federal authorities.

Dothan School Superintendent Chuck Ledbetter says school officials don’t believe the theft of employees’ personal information resulted from a breach of schools system computers. Ash also says he suspects any identity thefts originated outside the school system.


Information from: The Dothan Eagle, https://www.dothaneagle.com

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