Ohioans Affected By Stolen Data Higher Than Expected

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Governor Strickland now says more than three times as many taxpayers are affected by last month's theft of a computer storage device than officials had previously thought.

At a news conference today, the governor said names and Social Security numbers of an additional 561-thousand taxpayers with uncashed state refunds were on the device. That brings the total to more than 786-thousand.

However, Strickland continues to emphasize that there's no evidence the information has been accessed, following its theft from a state intern's unlocked car on June Tenth.

The device also contained information on every state employee and welfare recipient, as well as some lottery winners.