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Scripps College reports theft of students' personal information

November 21, 2012 |  6:52 pm

A Scripps College roster with personal information for about 940 students was stolen from a staffer’s car, and campus officials warned students Wednesday to monitor their credit card accounts for possible suspicious activity.

The listing included student names, cellphone numbers, email addresses, birth dates and home addresses in case of a health crisis or other problems. The roster was in a tote bag stolen Sunday night in Anaheim from the parked car of the student life staffer who was on-call in case of any emergency, according to officials at the women’s college in Claremont.

Social Security numbers and financial and credit card information were not on the list, and no student has reported trouble linked to the theft, said Marylou Ferry, Scripps’ vice president for communication and marketing.

“It’s very unfortunate and we feel bad about this,” Ferry said.  

The paper list is maintained in case of power failures that would make it difficult to access data stored online, she said.

Administrators now are reviewing procedures for storing and carrying the information.


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