Police: Court clerk sealed court cases involving her family

Lynn Gaulin, a former deputy court clerk was charged with illegally accessing then sealing court cases involving herself and family members, is seen in this photo released by the Rhode Island State Police.

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.