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DPS Employee Indicted for Illegally Accessing Databases

(Phoenix, Ariz. – Feb. 2, 2010) Attorney General Terry Goddard today announced that Teisa Simone Mayfield Vallejo, 24, of Surprise, has been indicted on two counts of unauthorized access to criminal history.  

On June 16, 2009, while she was employed by the Arizona Department of Public Safety (DPS), Vallejo is alleged to have accessed two secure criminal history record databases to search for information on her sister-in-law without a lawful purpose. She is currently on administrative leave from DPS.

Vallejo will be arraigned on Wednesday, Feb., 3, in Maricopa County Superior Court.  

The case was investigated by the Department of Public Safety and is being prosecuted by Assistant Attorney General Todd Lawson.  A copy of the indictment is attached.

For questions, please contact Steve Wilson at 602-542-8351.

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