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Laptops with personal information stolen from HRH


PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa.--Hilb Rogal & Hobbs Co. has informed clients that two password-protected laptop computers stolen from the broker's Plymouth Meeting, Pa., office contained some personal information.

One laptop contained information on 1,200 employees and students of HRH client Villanova University. The individuals' information consisted of name, date of birth and driver's license number, but did not include Social Security numbers, said Kenneth G. Valosky, Villanova's vp-finance. Mr. Valosky said that Glen Allen, Va.-based HRH informed the university of the Sept. 3 theft and "we worked with HRH to determine that the appropriate notification requirements" were met in letters that went out Oct. 26, he said.

Mr. Valosky said the 1,200 people affected were covered by the school's insurance policy to drive university-owned, leased and rental vehicles.

The second laptop contained similar personal information of clients. The thefts affected 10 clients in all.

HRH notified three national credit bureaus of the theft and arranged for a free 12-month membership to a credit monitoring service, which includes up to $20,000 in identity fraud expense coverage for each person affected, according to the broker.