Los Angeles County Department of Public Social Services

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No Review
Date Breach Made Public: 
January 28, 2013
Los Angeles , CA
United States
California US
Records Breached: 

132 (64 individuals had fraudulent tax returns filed)

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A dishonest employee pleaded guilty to using a Los Angeles County computer system to file fraudulent tax refunds.  The fraudulent activity occurred between July 2009 and the 2011 tax year.  The IRS found 44 pages of screen prints with the information of 132 assistance participants in the employee's home. The employee, her spouse, and three others were indicted in January of 2012.