OGDEN, Utah – A recent theft in the Shepherd Union Building has Weber State University officials notifying nearly 70 members of the campus community that their personal information may have been compromised.
Campus police are investigating a break-in that occurred in the Shepherd Union Building’s mail center sometime between 2 p.m. Nov. 20 and 9 a.m. Nov. 21. Thieves made off with approximately $1,600 in cash, three computers and a postal scale. Physical, hard-copy records of post office box rental cards also were stolen.
Some of the stolen cards contained names, addresses and social security numbers for members of the campus community who rented post office boxes in the union. WSU computer security managers said the stolen machines do not have any sensitive information stored on them.
Officials have identified 69 individuals whose information was stolen. The university is contacting those individuals directly to alert them to the theft and provide guidance about steps they can take to prevent and respond to identity theft. Letters are being sent out this week.
Anyone who has rented a post office box from the Shepherd Union Building mail center in the past eight years is encouraged to contact the university at firstname.lastname@example.org or 626-8080. Campus officials emphasized that people who rented a post office box from other locations on campus are not affected by this crime.
Campus police investigating the break-in have arrested two suspects in connection with the case. The police investigation is ongoing in an effort to recover additonal stolen property. Anyone who has information about this case is encouraged to contact the WSU police department at 801-626-6460.
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