Sumner fires temp worker over use of personal info

SUMNER, Wash. (AP) - Sumner officials have fired a temporary employee over the handling of personal information for 3,600 people.

The News Tribune reports that the part-time municipal court clerk had worked for only nine days since being hired in October. An investigation found that the employee had sent hundreds of forms, background information and municipal court lists to her personal email. The information included names, addresses and dates of birth for about 3,600 people. It did not include any financial information.

The city says the employee told detectives she wanted to learn more about her job and planned to review information at home to become more proficient.

City officials did not release the employee's name, pending a review by the Pierce County prosecutor.

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