A trip to Dallas could turn out to be costly for thousands of people living North of the Red River.
The Oklahoma Employment Security Commission says the Social Security numbers of more than 5,500 people is on a flashdrive that was lost by an employee.
Commission spokesman John Carpenter says the employee put the information on a flashdrive after his laptop was infected with a virus.
Carpenter says the employee then accidentally took the flashdrive to a conference in Dallas where he lost it.
Carpenter says there have been no reports of identity theft because of the lost information.
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