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913 in Berkeley may be ID theft victims
San Francisco Chronicle

More than 900 people who were taken to hospitals by Berkeley Fire Department crews may have had their personal information stolen by a Florida crime ring that victimized people nationwide to collect millions of dollars in fraudulent tax refunds, authorities said Thursday. Berkeley officials said the city has begun notifying 931 people that information including their name, date of birth and Social Security number may have been stolen from an agency that collects bills for ambulance rides.