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.READ MORE: Juneteenth Celebrations Underway In Pittsburgh
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.READ MORE: Rostraver Township First Responders Rescue Kitten Stuck In Storm Drain For 1 Day
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.MORE NEWS: Aliquippa Group Wants To Make Sure Every Kid Has A Bicycle This Summer