Former Verizon employee accused of ‘tampering’ with customers device, information

Verizon Store in Auburn, New York.

Auburn Police are investigating allegations that an employee at the Verizon Store in Auburn allegedly improperly accessed materials on a customer’s phone, according to reports.

Auburn Police Chief Sean Butler confirmed that an investigation was underway.

“We did have a complaint back from the first of the year from a customer that felt some of her information from her phone may have been tampered with or shared outside of her permission,” the Chief told CNY Central.

The district attorney’s office is involved, but specifics of what might have been shared was not made public. They did note that evidence had been sent to the New York State Police Crime Lab.

Charges were pending against the suspect involved, pending the return of that evidence.

Chief Butler says the force will be reaching out to other individuals at the store, as well as other individuals who might have been victimized by the individual at the store.

According to Verizon, the employee who was working for the company at the Grant Ave. location is no longer working there.

A spokesperson for the company said on Wednesday that the individual was no longer employed by Verizon, but declined to elaborate further on when the person might have left the company.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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