Sheriff's office investigates reports of stolen SSN at company

by: Greg Suskin Updated:

Loading
FORT MILL, S.C. —

Workers at a Charlotte staffing company are under investigation after concerns surfaced that employees may have stolen dozens of Social Security numbers from a business in Fort Mill.

The victims are employees at the Ross Distribution Center off Carowinds Boulevard.

A report was filed with the York County Sheriff's Department by a Charlotte staffing company called DMSI. The manager of that company claimed DMSI was also doing its own internal investigation after learning that employees may have stolen 50 Social Security numbers and sold them.

The sheriff's office report said an anonymous person told human resources officials at Ross Distribution that Social Security numbers were taken and sold, and that it involved employees at DMSI.

The report also said paperwork was discovered with 50 names and Social Security numbers. Those documents also contained correspondence from two DMSI employees talking about selling the personal information, and discussing what it might be worth.

Channel 9 went to DMIS in Ayrsley on Wednesday to try and get answers about the police report the company filed. Officials there had no comment, and also did not return phone calls.

“We are aware of the situation and the matter is in the hands of the local York County authorities," said a Ross Stores corporate spokeswoman.

York County sheriff's deputies said a detective is working on the case, but there is no other information available.