Hancock, NH town clerk charged with violating privacy act

HANCOCK, NH (WHDH) — The town clerk in Hancock, New Hampshire was arrested and charged with violating the Driver Privacy Act.

The state’s attorney general said that Joan Joseph was arrested after allegedly providing motor vehicle records to a person who was not authorized to receive it.

Authorities said Joseph had access to the information and accessed it for a friend who wanted to know the identity of a person associated with a New Hampshire registration plate number.

The attorney general says the charge is a Class A misdemeanor and the maximum penalty is a $2,000 fine and 12 months in jail.

Joseph is scheduled to be arraigned on Dec. 5.



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