Ohio Workers' Compensation Employee Accused Of Accessing Personal Info Of More Than 400 People


UPDATED: Thursday March 28, 2013 3:13 PM

A worker in the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation Office in Scioto County is accused of accessing personal information on the state's computer system.

Claims Services Specialist Lisa Anderson was the subject of an investigation that started in August.

According to an Inspector General report, Anderson accessed hundreds of claims that she did not have the right to look up.

The agency said Anderson accessed her boyfriend's claim 129 times over a four-month period from May to August.

Anderson is accused of accessing her boyfriend's ex-wife's claim 18 times.

She's also accused of accessing 402 injured worker claims that were not assigned to her.

Anderson, who has worked at the agency since 1994, told investigators that she accessed her boyfriend's records to "see if he was telling me the truth about things."

She told investigators that she used the system to look up her boyfriend's former wife's address to make sure it wasn't the same address being used by her boyfriend.

The Inspector General said that Anderson also acknowledged that looking at the 402 claim files was a violation of policy.

The report recommends the agency review all of the files that Anderson accessed and that a review of Anderson's conduct is completed to determine what discipline should be taken.

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