Maywood Park District’s Payroll Data Has Been Breached, Says Director

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016 || By Michael Romain || UPDATED: 3:30 p.m.

The Maywood Park District is dealing with a possible breach in its payroll processing procedures, according to Antoinette Dorris, the district’s executive director.

In a May 17 statement, Dorris noted that the park district had been investigating a possible breach in its accounts over the last four months and that whoever was responsible for the breach may have also had access to district employee information, including names and social security numbers.

“The investigations of all breaches are ongoing,” the statement notes. “The Maywood Park District is working with local law enforcement agencies in an effort to aggressively prosecute all individuals involved.”

“The District has also provided “Lifelock” for one year for each current and previous employee who may have been affected by this breach. We sincerely regret this incident and any inconveniences it may cause our employees.”

When contacted Wednesday afternoon, Dorris said the district knows the individual responsible for the breach and that the Maywood Police Department is investigating the matter.

She said the incident, which involved both a breach of sensitive security and stolen funds, happened between January and May this year, but wouldn’t disclose the individual’s identity or what had been taken. She said that the stolen funds had been recouped.

Dorris said she had been directed by the district’s attorney not to discuss such details until the Maywood Police wrapped up their investigation. Once that happens, she said, the park district board would be willing to press charges.

Read the full statement below:

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