A Tacoma man pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal court to illegally using his former job with the state Department of Social and Health Services to sell confidential information, netting himself about $108,000 over a decade.
Thevy Plom, 44, faces up to five years in prison when sentenced June 24.
Plom pleaded guilty to unlawfully accessing a protected computer. His plea agreement states that prosecutors will recommend no more than 24 months in prison and the defense will ask for no less than 18 months, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Seattle reported.
Plom is a former financial services specialist for DSHS who accessed records kept by the state Employment Security Department.
He set up a company in his wife’s name and funneled payments from clients into the company’s bank account.
Plom illegally accessed the employment records of more than 1,000 people before resigning in 2008, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
Plom gave the information to lawyers and process servers who used it to collect debts or file wage garnishments against people, the U.S. Attorney’s Office reported.