Friday, April 24, 2009

'It's Like Hitting the Lotto For a Terrorist'

The best-case scenario here, if you call it that, is someone pilfered these blank birth certificates to sell to illegal aliens. The worst case, naturally, is bad news.

Very bad news.
A stack of blank birth certificates have been stolen from the city Health Department's offices, leading investigators to worry that they may have fallen into the hands of terrorists, The Post has learned.

On March 12, an employee discovered that 106 certificates with the agency's stamp on them were missing from the department's offices at 125 Worth St. near City Hall, sources said.

It was the first time in 10 years that blank birth certificates have been stolen from the department.

The NYPD and the city's Department of Investigation are investigating.

"It's like hitting the Lotto for a terrorist," one investigator said.

"Forged documents are one of the primary concerns of Homeland Security. After you get that birth certificate, you can get any document you want. This is extremely serious."

The missing documents were in a box of blank certificates that was stacked on other similar boxes.

The employee noticed they were missing because there was a break in the numbers on the certificates.

The department notified the Department of Investigation and the NYPD. It also alerted other agencies who deal with vital records.

Investigators believe the theft was carried out by someone who has access to the offices, probably an employee.
Of course, now that there's no longer a war on terrorism, maybe I'm just be paranoid. Besides, now we're welcoming terrorists to stay here in America.

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