Metro teachers warned of possible theft of personal information
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -
Metro Nashville teachers participating in the state's Consolidated Retirement System program were notified Saturday of a theft personal information after it was discovered a Tennessee Department of Treasury employee sent a file with the teachers' information to a personal email account.
The theft was discovered after Steven Hunter resigned from his position Thursday.
The information in the emailed file included Social Security numbers, full names, birth dates and home addresses of 6,300 active Metro teachers participating in the retirement program.
On Friday, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation executed a search on Hunter's home and seized computers containing the information.
The investigation by TBI is ongoing but it appears the file had not been sent to other people.
Retired Metro teachers and active and retired teachers outside of Metro are not affected.
The department said they will continue to work with law enforcement officials and will notify all the potentially affected individuals.