Theft of VA files puts Carper at some risk
By JENNIFER BROOKS
News Journal Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON -- Among the millions of names and files stolen from the Department of Veterans Affairs this month may have been some pretty recognizable faces on Capitol Hill.
But even for congressional victims of identity theft, getting answers out of the VA isn't easy.
"We called the hot line. We got a machine. We left a message," said Bill Ghent, spokesman for Sen. Tom Carper, D-Del. -- one of at least a dozen members of Congress whose name and personal data may have been stolen from the home of a VA employee this month.