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Laptop with data of SCHIP customers stolen

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Officials with the South Carolina Health Insurance Pool are investigating the theft of a laptop that contained Social Security numbers and names of people participating in the program, which provides insurance to people with pre-existing conditions.

In a news release provided Sunday to the Associated Press, an attorney said the laptop was stolen in October from a car belonging to an employee of the program's independent auditor. The attorney says the insurance pool hasn't uncovered evidence the data has been accessed.

The files includes the subscriber identification number, which is the patient's Social Security number, along with the last name, first and middle initials, dates of service and provider identification numbers.

It's unclear how many names were in the files. The AP left messages with an attorney seeking that number.

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