WPRO News and The Associated Press
A former Rhode Island court clerk has been charged with illegally accessing and then sealing without a judge’s authority cases involving herself or her family.
Rhode Island State Police on Tuesday announced that 51-year-old Lynn Gaulin, of Smithfield, faces three counts of access to a computer for fraudulent purposes.
Authorities allege Gaulin, while employed as a deputy civil court clerk at Providence Superior Court, sealed nine cases.
Gaulin worked for the courts since 2010 until her termination in August, said a spokesman for the courts, which referred the case to the State Police when a breach in protocol was discovered.