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Algorem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-10-06 08:57 AM
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Check mixup not related to laptop, VA says
Edited on Sat Jun-10-06 09:16 AM by Algorem
("Without seeing the proof myself, I don't care what they tell me over the phone," said Michel, a Gulf War-era veteran who has a heart condition. "My trust with the VA has been shattered.")

http://www.cleveland.com/news/plaindealer/index.ssf?/ba...

Saturday, June 10, 2006
Sabrina Eaton
Plain Dealer Bureau

Washington - The theft of a laptop computer that contained records on 26.5 million veterans had nothing to do with the diversion of an Ashtabula veteran's June disability check into an incorrect bank account, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs announced Friday.

The unauthorized change to 33-year-old Steven Michel's account was put into the department's computer system on April 27, almost a week before the computer theft from a VA employee's Maryland residence on May 3, said department spokesman Matt Burns...

"Without seeing the proof myself, I don't care what they tell me over the phone," said Michel, a Gulf War-era veteran who has a heart condition. "My trust with the VA has been shattered."

VA spokesman Burns said Michel's earlier check wasn't affected because department computers didn't process the April 27 change until May 3. Burns said the VA is still investigating the cause of Michel's problem but "can say with certainty that it was not related to the recent data theft."...

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unhappycamper Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-10-06 10:59 AM
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1. Interesting.
OK, so the fuck up was not from the data theft - the fuckup was somebody opened a bogus bank account AND sent Mr. Michel's to the bogus account.

I did not see any mention of the VA investigating how this little fuckup occurred. That's the VA version of "Nothing to see here, move along." It makes me wonder what else they've been up to......
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