PUEBLO, Colo. — Pueblo Community College officials were disappointed to find out this week that several of their former students suffered breaches of privacy when their transcripts were inadvertently sold at Pueblo yard sale.
According to the Pueblo Chieftain, a Pueblo woman said she discovered the transcripts in a box of office supplies she purchased from a yard sale last summer.
“With all the identity theft and fraud, I was shocked that this was found at a garage sale,” the woman, who asked not to be identified, told the newspaper.
PCC President Patty Erjavec responded personally to the matter, telling the Chieftain she was “disappointed” to hear of the privacy breach and that the school was making an effort to determine how the mistake occurred.
“There is a strict policy on the disposal of any (college) assets, whether it’s a pencil or a file folder.”