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“It certainly is one important part of our identity that is required in quite a few places,” said resident Sandy Lytle. However, those nine numbers can be valuable in the hands of thieves.
“It’s becoming more and more of a problem out here,” said Lytle. She came home to West Memphis, Arkansas after 35 years. She was stunned to find out that 30-year-old Leeanna Morgan was charged with a federal complaint.
“I’m very concerned,” said Lytle. U.S. Attorney Chris Thyer said the service rep allegedly leaked Social Security information from the West Memphis office. “You get that all the time in the big cities, but a small town like this, my hometown, [it] kind of tugged at my heart right away,” said Lytle.
Thyer said Morgan accessed the social security database and passed the information on to another person. “They had a little operation going on here,” said Lytle. “She was a fronter and she had someone else: a closer.”
Thyer said in a statement, “Government employees with access to personal identification information have a duty to the citizens of this Country to protect that information.”
Lytle added that she’s relieved to know her social security info is, in fact, secure. “Awesome work,” said Lytle. “Whoever did it, hats off to them for doing their job.”
For information on protecting your identity: http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/microsites/idtheft/