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North Fork Bank, 9000 mortgageholders (Not SSNs), stolen laptop

Data relating to about 9,000 mortgages that were originated by Countrywide Home Loans but sold to North Fork were in the laptop, according to a letter received by a customer on Thursday. The laptop was one of several stolen over the July 24 weekend, the letter said without identifying the office. The data included the customer’s name, address and mortgage account number but, at least for that customer, not her Social Security number.

Newsday attempts to obtain comment from North Fork were unavailing. But a customer who called a number listed on the letter for more information was told an arrest had been made, although no details were given about where or when that arrest occurred.

From “North Fork sends out letters after a laptop containing data for about 9,000 mortgages was stolen,” courtesy of Chris Walsh.