MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) _ Employees at Ball State University say they are victims of identity theft and question whether a recent data breach at health insurer Anthem is to blame.
The number of employees affected isn't clear, but several say they know of multiple cases in which colleagues had their tax returns rejected because someone using their identities had already filed one.
Ball State spokeswoman Joan Todd tells The Star Press that the university has no information indicating that the identity thefts are a result of the Anthem security breach that affected nearly 79 million people.
Professor Jennifer Palilonis says she and other employees find it hard to believe it's a coincidence that their identities were stolen just weeks after hackers obtaining access to Anthem's database of customers, including Ball State employees.