DNR suspects fraudulent access to thousands of Minnesota recordsPublished 6:12am Wednesday, January 16, 2013
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is investigating a former DNR employee who may have inappropriately accessed driving license and motor vehicle records without authorization.
The DNR immediately asked the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension to conduct an investigation into the unauthorized access. No criminal charges have yet been filed.
The database is maintained by Minnesota Department of Public Safety Driver and Vehicle Services. The DVS records viewed include information, such as full names, dates of birth, driver license numbers, addresses, license statuses and photos.
The investigation didn’t indicate the viewed data was sold, disclosed to others, or used for criminal purposes. However, the DNR is sending notification letters to nearly 5,000 people to alert them about the unauthorized access. The agency also recommends those individuals monitor their credit reports.
For more information, call 651-259-5309.