A Utah Division of Motor Vehicles employee was fired in March after the agency discovered she allegedly gave out people's personal information.
In response to a Salt Lake Tribune inquiry, DMV spokesman Charlie Roberts confirmed that the agency first learned from the Salt Lake City Fire Department in mid-March that the employee, who was not immediately identified, had allegedly released Utahns' confidential information taken from DMV databases.
"Once we had a sworn statement from the [fire department] that [the employee] had confessed to releasing confidential information, we contacted the employee," Roberts said. She was terminated March 11. She was a customer service clerk who had been with the division about 14 years, but Roberts was not sure how long the alleged data breach had been going on or how many people would have been affected.