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Department of Revenue Services intern arrested for viewing personal information

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HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

A former intern with the Department of Revenue Services was arrested after he was accused of looking up personal information of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Torrington Mayor Ryan J. Bingham, along with others over the summer.

During his internship at the state department, Brian David Frascarelli of Torrington is accused of viewing the salaries and W2 information for the following people, according to court documents:

  • Girlfriend
  • Girlfriend's mother
  • Father
  • Mother
  • Uncle
  • Malloy
  • Bingham
  • Mother's boss
  • Close friend

Frascarelli told police that "viewed several names" on July 29 to train himself on the computer system, according to court documents.  And he thought "A DRS official would stop him from any unauthorized access," according to court documents.

DRS officials said there is no evidence that any taxpayer information was taken.  However, DRS officials are giving "free data security protections" to all the people, whose accounts were viewed.

Frascarelli was arrested and charged with third-degree computer crime and unauthorized inspection of tax return information.

Since the incident, Frascarelli was fired.

"As a criminal matter and a state personnel matter, I have been clear from Day 1 that there is zero tolerance for browsing or other unauthorized accessing of taxpayer record information," said DRS Commissioner Kevin B. Sullivan in a statement Monday. "We constantly remind our employees of the consequences. I am always shocked and disappointed when it happens to any taxpayer."

Frascarelli was arraigned at Hartford Superior Court on Monday and his case was continued until Oct. 11.

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