State Officials: Sensitive Material Stolen from Second State Worker

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation says a laptop has been stolen from an employee's home. It's the second data theft involving a state employee reported this month.

The laptop was stolen from the home of the agency's auditor. It contained personal information on 439 Ohio injured workers.

The agency says the stolen laptop did not hold financial information on the injured workers, but did contain Social Security numbers. The information was password protected.

The injured workers are being offered free identity protection services.

Governor Strickland said earlier this month that a separate electronic device had been stolen from an intern's unlocked car that contained data on thousands of state employees and taxpayers.