Ex-Employee of GreenSlate Payroll Firm Arrested for Alleged Theft – Deadline

Ganesh Reddy, a former employee of entertainment industry payroll company GreenSlate, has been arrested by Toronto police following an investigation into the alleged theft of personal information about some of his clients’ employees. . His first court appearance is scheduled for April 27. A company spokesperson told Deadline that “the majority of employees at GreenSlate customers were unaffected” and that all those affected have been notified.

“GreenSlate has detected that a former employee was uploading documents containing certain individuals’ personal information and we immediately contacted authorities,” the spokesperson said. “Law enforcement actively investigated and on March 1, 2022 arrested the suspected criminal. Importantly, the GreenSlate application was not hacked and our ability to serve our customers was not impacted by this isolated event. As a precaution, GreenSlate provides data subjects with identity protection services free of charge.

A letter sent by the company to those affected explained what had happened and the measures to be taken to protect their personal information.

It read as follows:

We are writing to share with you important information regarding a recent incident involving your personal information.

What happened?
On December 22, 2021, GreenSlate’s security team detected that between December 10 and December 15, 2021, a former employee in Canada uploaded scanned documents and certain electronic documents containing some of the personal information of our customers’ employees. On December 23, 2021, we engaged leading firms to investigate in coordination with authorities. On the same date, we contacted the FBI, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the Toronto Police Service.

The individual stole the scanned documents and electronic documents while employed. GreenSlate’s background check on the employee revealed no criminal history. It is important to note that the GreenSlate app has not been hacked or otherwise compromised. GreenSlate systems undergo external audits and penetration testing for independent assurance of its control environment.

The Toronto Police Service is actively investigating and executing search warrants. On March 1, 2022, TPS arrested the alleged criminal and GreenSlate is now able to report this incident without interfering with the law enforcement investigation.

What information was involved?
The personal information of those affected varied by document, but could include your name, date of birth, social security number, social insurance number, work authorization documents, and deposit bank account information. direct.

What we do
To help protect your information, GreenSlate has arranged to provide you with identity monitoring services for 24 months provided by Kroll at no cost to you. We are making this free identity monitoring available to you out of an abundance of caution in case you find it useful, but we do not intend that this provision of identity monitoring services suggest that you are at substantial risk of harm.

what you can do
Individuals are always advised to regularly check their financial accounts and immediately report any suspicious or unrecognized activity. The attached “Identity Theft Information” provides additional information on actions individuals can take. Federal consumer protection agencies recommend that you remain vigilant for the next 12-24 months and report any suspected incidents of fraud to the relevant financial institution.

We encourage you to take advantage of the free identity monitoring services we offer. In particular, you must ask yourself if you want to apply for a credit freeze. We regret this incident and any inconvenience to you.

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