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Maria Ceniceros—an employee of the Dona Ana County, New Mexico, clerk of court's office—has admitted using government databases to steal the personal information of an unknown number of people. Federal authorities say the information was sent to people in Mexico who used it to file fraudulent tax refund claims.

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  1. The China hack of public employee records is even more spectacular. Makes me feel safe and happy about the security of my medical and financial data held by our reliable Federal government.

  2. Williams said state laws about requiring Social Security numbers on voter registrations should be revisited.

    Nah, why make it hard for identity thieves…

  3. I got excited when I saw private records and thought this was going to be a story about [redacted] and the [redacted] six. What a tease.

    1. [redacted] [redacted] [expletive deleted] is [redacted] [redacted]

      1. Let me guess, one of those [redacted] is actually the word “redacted”.

          1. BRB, knock at the door. [renditioned]

            1. Brilliant! You [redacted] bastard!

  4. County Clerk Lynn Ellins said they would be making some changes to procedures in the future, but he couldn’t talk about them with specificity to avoid tipping off any future scammers, But, Ellins said people are required to give private information in all kinds of circumstances, and have to trust that the employees handling that information are honest.

    We’ve seen that you can’t trust it, but you have to trust it. You. Have. To. Trust. It. No choice.

    “We had a bad egg, but that doesn’t mean the system has to be changed,” he said.

    “Well, I, uh, don’t think it’s quite fair to condemn a whole program because of a single slip-up, sir.”

    1. Yes she was a “bad egg” but…

      “These were longtime employees who had not given anyone any reason to be suspicious,” he said.

      Govt eggs get fresher with age.

    2. Did a lawyer just tell us to trust something is true without proof?

      Dude, you are in the media, the other side showed, you are not going to win by default…

      1. Did a lawyer just tell us to trust something is true without proof?

        Happens every single day given how many lawyers go into politics.

      2. NM, no Lynn Ellins in the NM bar directory, assuming I’m using it correctly.

    3. “Well, I, uh, don’t think it’s quite fair to condemn a whole program because of a single slip-up, sir.”

      I think that a quote from Dr. Strangelove is a good way to start off any morning.

      1. “He’ll see the big board!”

        1. “You can’t fight in here! This is the War Room!”

      2. I think a policy (I assume one doesn’t exist) explicitly telling employees that if they’re to engage in fraudulent criminal activity it will be grounds for immediate termination would be a start. Build a culture of accountability.

      3. “Although I, uh, hate to judge before all the facts are in, it’s beginning to look like Ms. Ceniceros exceeded her authority.”

    4. “We had a bad egg, but that doesn’t mean the system has to be changed,” he said.

      If a private sector organization has one bad egg, Chuck Schumer will race to the nearest TV camera to grandstand about it.

  5. Federal authorities say the information was sent to people in Mexico who used it to file fraudulent tax refund claims.

    I have it on good authority that this has literally never happened, and anyone who mentions it is probably a yokeltarian.

  6. Eye brow raising quotes:

    “We had a bad egg, but that doesn’t mean the system has to be changed,” he said”

    Of course.

    “Emilia Gomez, 51, Nadia Martinez, 38, and Reena Rodriguez, 32, all of Las Cruces ? have been placed on administrative leave with pay from their jobs in the clerk’s office, according to Williams.”

    Of course they were.

  7. The sad thing is, the Messicans who received the information used it to procure weed and ass secks.

    WAY TO GO, NEW MEXICO.

    1. New Mexicans? Isn’t that unfair to Old Mexican?

  8. I saw this “comment of the day” on this blog.
    http://voxday.blogspot.ca/2015…..8691036352

  9. My best friend’s step-mother makes $85 hourly on the computer . She has been fired from work for nine months but last month her pay check was $17089 just working on the computer for a few hours. see it here
    LINK HERE?????? http://www.BuzzReport20.com

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