Jul 172009
 July 17, 2009  Posted by  Breaches, Govt, U.S.

A former state Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) employee was referred for prosecution after she accessed an adversary’s vehicle data during a private dispute, according to a report released Friday by state Inspector General Joseph Fisch.

Debbie Mitchell, 38, of Albany, used her state computer to obtain information, in violation of the Federal Drivers Privacy Protection Act and DMV policy, because she believed a woman had scratched her car with a key and repeatedly slammed into her car door, the report states. Once she had the data, Mitchell used it to file a damage claim with her adversary’s insurance company.

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