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Friday, March 24, 2006

Your Government At Work

From AP/SacBee:
State officials are blaming a software glitch for sending 64,000 tax forms containing Social Security numbers and income information to the wrong addresses.

Consumer advocates said the error could expose the intended recipients to identity theft. ...

The Employment Development Department said the software garbled the addresses on the forms by combining old street addresses with the recipients' new cities and ZIP codes.

Department spokeswoman Velessata Kelley said the forms were mailed in January and that the error was discovered last month. Intended recipients weren't told about the error until last week.

Here's a good idea: Let's give these folks incredibly cushy retirement benefits because they work so tirelessly for the public good. Not.

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