An interesting post over at Comcast Sports Net reports that a new audit finds Masschusetts law enforcement officials have conducted hundreds of criminal record searches on local celebrities such as Tom Brady and former Boston Red Sox player Matt Damon. According to a report by the Associated Press, a state official briefed on the findings says Brady was the celebrity whose information the report says was checked 968 times. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because of privacy concerns, said that others who were checked include singer James Taylor and Boston Celtics captain Paul Pierce.
State Criminal Systems History Board Director Curtis Wood said in the report that anyone who conducted an illegitimate check on a celebrity will be punished.
Just goes to show that people with the access to such information definitely have a power to abuse. It’s no surprise athletes run into situations of identity theft, etc. It’s pretty scary to say the least.