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Former DRS Intern Charged With Accessing State Tax Records

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Department of Revenue Services

Department of Revenue Services

A former intern in the Department of Revenue Services has been arrested after the department found he had browsed through taxpayer records.

Brian Frascarelli of Torrington,  who had worked as an intern last summer,  is charged with unauthorized inspection of tax return information and third degree computer crime.  DRS says there is no evidence that any taxpayer information was stolen, but wll provide free data security protections to all those affected.

DRS Commissioner Kevin Sullivan says the agency routinely monitors all access to state tax records,  and discovered the unauthorized browsing.  In his words,  “I have been clear from day one that there is zero tolerance for browsing or other unauthorized accessing of taxpayer record information.  ”  He says DRS employees are regularly reminded of the consequences of such unauthorized access.

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