Hundreds at risk for ID theft after info was taken from charity

by: Rachel Stockman Updated:

DEKALB COUNTY —

A Dekalb County charity said hundreds of people’s identities could be at risk after confidential information was taken from their office. 

Melanie Miller, founded Suddenly Single Parents Inc., a non-profit that helps young parents, said she found all of the agency’s belongings gone after her property management company hired a mold remediation company to cleanup the office on Gresham Road.

When she returned from the weekend clean up, the charity’s stuff, including furniture and debris, were piled up outside the office. The important items, like laptops, client files and computers were gone.

“Property management had told them I had gotten everything out I needed and to throw everything else away,” Miller said.

Stockman tried calling the property management company, based out of Phoenix, but they would not comment. No one has returned a call from the mold remediation company.

“I’m at a loss for words. It’s 10 years I’ve put into, we’ve put into Suddenly Single Parents,” Miller said. “This is a huge loss not just for the non-profit, but for the people that we serve.”

Miller warned former clients to watch their accounts for possible identity theft, because she is unable to locate client information files, which contained Social Security numbers.