Ohio Man On Leave After Records Found In Trash

Personal information compromised at Ohio agency.(Photo: Flickr)
Personal information compromised at Ohio agency.(Photo: Flickr)

A longtime counselor at a job agency for Ohioans with disabilities has been placed on paid leave after documents with personal client information were found in an outdoor trash bin.

The items from the Ohio Rehabilitation Services Commission were found outside an agency office in Portsmouth. The state’s top watchdog has said his office is investigating the incident.

Commission spokesman John Damschroder said Wednesday the person has been employed at the agency for more than 30 years and had received training with records as recently as May.

Damschroder said as many as 50 clients’ information has been compromised – ranging from a name on a note to medical information. He said most aren’t impacted to a degree where identity theft is a concern.

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