By Andrew McIntosh
July 10, 2008
A state worker recently married to a member of the Mexican Mafia who is
in Corcoran State Prison for a gang murder is herself under
investigation for downloading more than 5,000 names, addresses and
Social Security numbers belonging to Department of Consumer Affairs
staff, The Bee has learned.
The Department of Consumer Affairs disclosed that it suffered a data
security breach last month, but at the time released few details about
Officials sent a letter to employees, warning them to watch their credit
for signs of identity theft, offering them free credit reports and
$25,000 worth of fraud insurance.
Court documents obtained by The Bee show the department's own
investigators have raided the Sacramento home of Rachael Rivas
Dumbrique, a 32-year-old former Consumer Affairs personnel specialist,
as part of an ongoing criminal investigation.
Investigators are looking at why Dumbrique copied a confidential data
roster with employee names, addresses and Social Security numbers and
then shipped it to a private e-mail account on her last day of work at
Consumer Affairs in June. They also want to know if her gang-linked
husband had any involvement, the court documents show.
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