The decision by a resigning loan originator to take customer information from her prior employer prompted the company to warn clients about a data breach.
Shelly Logemann was employed by W.J. Bradley Mortgage Capital LLC up until this past summer when she went to work for RPM Mortgage Inc.
But before she left, according to W.J. Bradley, she took files from the computer systems of the Centennial, Colo.-based company.
The files were taken during July and August.
Among the data taken were credit reports, social security numbers and bank account information.
Once W.J. Bradley discovered that the information had been taken, it obtained a court order requiring that all private customer information be returned or destroyed.
After it learned who the impacted customers were, it sent out a letter disclosing the privacy breach, according to a copy of the letter on file with California’s Attorney General.
The letter, which is signed by W.J. Bradley’s consumer affairs department, says that the company doesn’t suspect that borrower information made its way outside of RPM.
“While this personal information was taken from WJB’s computer systems, we believe that it has been contained, not distributed to the public at large, that WJB has retrieved the information, and that such information was scrubbed from the offending parties’ systems,” the letter states.
But as a precaution, W.J. Bradley is providing each impacted customer with credit bureau fraud alerts.