A North Carolina health department's stolen laptop computer contained personal information about some residents who are receiving government services.
North Carolina's Health and Human Services Department said the computer belonging to the Aging and Adult Services Division employee was stolen on Oct. 25 in Atlanta.
The agency said the computer contained information about people receiving home and community services. The department said patients named on the computer have been contacted about the potential risk for scams or identity theft.
The department didn't immediately say how many people had information on the laptop. The information was password protected.
Division Director Dennis Streets said he's sorry for what happened and will work with Atlanta police in the hopes the computer will be recovered.