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Attorney General Wants Details On Release Of ID Info

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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen has asked Wells Fargo & Co. to explain how names and Social Security numbers of state employees were released during the state’s investigation of food stamp fraud allegations.

The Hartford Courant reports that Rich Rochlin, a lawyer who represents state employees accused of fraud, says data of about 90 workers in a state subpoena processed by the bank were released to other state workers.

Jepsen told Wells Fargo that state and federal law did not require it to disclose state subpoenas and that Wells Fargo could have redacted personal information from subpoenas.

Kevin Friedlander, a spokesman for Wells Fargo, said in an email Thursday the bank’s focus is on customers and others affected and will offer identity theft safeguards.
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Information from: The Hartford Courant, http://www.courant.com

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