GM Financial says information about approximately 2,200 of its customers was "inappropriately accessed" by a former employee who was recently charged in connection with an identity theft scheme, CBC News has learned.
The charges stem from an incident in May, when an arrest in Burlington, Ont. of two women in a stolen car turned up counterfeit citizenship documents, SIN cards and other identification.
The names and information in the documents were of other, actual people — eight of them — but had pictures of the two suspects.
Halton Regional Police said the two women were in the process of opening bank accounts in the victims' names.
A common link between the eight victims, investigators determined, was that they had all financed their vehicles through GM Financial.
Police, with help from GM Financial, say they followed the trail to an employee at the company, through which thousands of Canadians have bought GM vehicles. Continue reading at CBC News....
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