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Former state worker charged with stealing Metro teacher information

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Steven Hunter, 24, is charged with identity theft tracking. Steven Hunter, 24, is charged with identity theft tracking.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -

A former state worker accused of stealing the personal information of 6,300 Metro teachers was arrested overnight Thursday in Nashville.

Steven Hunter, 24, is charged with identity theft tracking.

It was discovered last week after Hunter resigned from the Tennessee Department of Treasury that he had sent file with teachers' social security numbers, full names, birth dates and home addresses to a personal email account.

After seizing his home computer, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation determined Hunter had researched selling social security numbers and read about individuals arrested for identity theft.

The TBI does not have any evidence that Hunter actually sent the file to anyone.

Still, the state has agreed to pay for credit monitoring for all of the Metro teachers affected.

Hunter, of Hermitage, was hired by the state in July of 2013.  His duties including entering personal information of city, state and county employees employed across Tennessee.

Hunter was booked into the Metro jail and has since been released on $10,000 bond.

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