PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — More than two dozen City of Pittsburgh employees have become the victims of identity theft.

According to our news partners at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the city was notified over the weekend that at least 29 workers from multiple departments were affected.

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The PG reports that the employees received bills from PayPal for purchases that they didn’t make. The fraudulent purchases ranged from $40 to $3,000.

Police say the thief or thieves apparently set up account numbers using employees’ names, addresses and partial Social Security numbers.

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The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Computer Crimes Unit is now investigating.

Meanwhile, city employees are advised to submit a police report if they think they may have been a victim.

Anyone with information on this case is urged to call PBP Computer Crimes Unit at 412-323-7800. Officials say callers may remain anonymous.

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