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Ravena Clerk Discloses Protected Information: Aids Identity Theft

20 Nov

The village of Ravena has had so much to hide for so long that it loses track of what it should hide and what it should make public. Nancy Warner and her minions do a pretty good job of violating the law when it comes to responding to demands for disclosure under the New York State Freedom of Information Law, especially when the request has to do with some of their pet projects like the Ravena Health and Fitness Center or their dealings with local attorneys like Michael Biscone. We thought the cloak and dagger games were over when William “Moose” Misuraca booted John Bruno out of the mayor’s office. But it seems it’s business as usual in Ravena village hall.

RAVENA CLERK’S OFFICE DISCLOSES PROTECTED PERSONAL INFORMATION

Hasn’t Anyone in the Village of Ravena Clerk’s Office Heard of the
1974 Privacy Act or of H.I.P.A., or Any of the Other Laws Protecting Privacy?

privacy-personal-informationRavena village “trustee” Nancy Warner and her minions Annette Demitraszek (Clerk-Treasurer) and Kristine Biernacki do their very best to keep things from the public, even when a lawful demand is made under the NYS F.O.I.L., but when they try to hide everything, they ultimately trip themselves up. This time they really did a great job of making fools of themselves and they shat right where they eat!

A local resident has turned papers over to us that s/he received in response to a demand for disclosure under the NYS Freedom of Information Law. The F.O.I.L. demanded documents relating to village of Ravena employees, their salaries, benefits, etc. The village of Ravena responded — very unusual indeed — by providing a number of printouts for village employees. The printouts were improperly redacted — normally protected information like social security account numbers, home addresses, etc. are removed from the documents — but not in this case.

DISCLO~1The documents we have received show everything, clearly legible, including Employee No., Name, Address, Soc-Sec-No., Phone No., Department, Retirement No., and much more. Imagine this scenario: A criminal makes a F.O.I.L. request to the village of Ravena clerk’s office,  Nancy Warner and her puppets Annette Demitraszek (Clerk-Treasurer) and Kristine Biernacki process the request and turn over to the possible identity thief all the information s/he could possible dream of getting. Here’s just a sample of what we can see in the documents provided by the village of Ravena clerk’s office (unlike the village of Ravena clerks, we have reproduced only the last four digits of the individual’s SSAN and Retirement No. — some of them have been scrambled but the owners will still be able to recognize them):

Beck, Edward J. SSAN XXX – XX – 0733 Retire # XXXX2702
Bruno, Josephine P. SSAN XXX – XX – 9128 Retire # XXXX4257
Conners, Scott D. SSAN XXX – XX – 1470 Retire # XXXX2583
Court, Alan D. Sr. SSAN XXX – XX – 9326 Retire # XXXX2753
Golgoski, Timothy R SSAN XXX – XX – 4806 Retire # XXXX6237
Hoyt, Vanessa L. SSAN XXX – XX – 4335 Retire # XXXX5810
Leonard, Jason T. SSAN XXX – XX – 5424 Retire # XXXX8086
Shear, James M. SSAN XXX – XX – 4686 Retire # XXXX5801
Traver, Henry C. SSAN XXX – XX – 9985 Retire # XXXX4928
Trombley, Joel K. Sr. SSAN XXX – XX – 4093 Retire # XXXX2691
Van Etten, Lee C. SSAN XXX – XX – 8490 Retire # XXXX6694

Disclaimer: Since the above information and other information contained in the documents was produced and disclosed by the village of Ravena’s clerk’s office, and was disclosed and released in response to a demand made under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Law, we reasonably presume that it was made public by an official act of the Ravena village clerk prior to our publication; consequently  we assume no liability for its publication here. It’s obviously out there now, thanks to the Ravena clerks.

It’s really comical to see these morons in action. They don’t provide what the law says they have to provide but they provide what the law says they must not provide. Nancy Warner and her minions Annette Demitraszek (Clerk-Treasurer) and Kristine Biernacki and the rest of those humanoids in Ravena village hall are living proof of the walking brain dead.

Residents and taxpayers/property owners in the village of Ravena should also be aware that Demitrazek and Biernacki are Bruno appointees! Yes! They were appointed by former mayor John Bruno and his hatchet-faced sidekick Nancy Warner. Make no mistake about it, when Bruno appointed you it wasn’t for your brains! You had to leave your brain at the door and follow orders from Bruno and Warner. What we don’t understand is Why? incoming mayor William Misuraca didn’t show some leadership and replace the whole lot when he took office! Being a wuss just set him up to be embarrassed by the leftovers from the last corrupt administration. Shame on you, Misuraca!

The Privacy Act vs.the Freedom of Information Laws

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The Privacy Act of 1974, as amended at 5 U.S.C. 552a, protects records that can be retrieved from a system of records by personal identifiers such as a name, social security number, or other identifying number or symbol. (A system of records is any grouping of information about an individual under the control of a public agency from which information is retrievable by personal identifiers).

An individual is entitled to access to his or her records and to request correction of these records by stating the reasons for such actions with supporting justification showing how the record is untimely, incomplete, inaccurate or irrelevant. The Privacy Act prohibits disclosure of these records without written individual consent unless one of the twelve disclosure exceptions enumerated in the Act applies. These records are held in Privacy Act systems of records. These notices identify the legal authority for collecting and storing the records, individuals about whom records will be collected, what kinds of information will be collected, and how the records will be used (See http://www.socialsecurity.gov/foia/bluebook/toc.htm).

privacy-lawWARNING: If you provide any personal information to the village of Ravena be prepared for the possibility that they’ll share it indiscriminately. These documents and the information they contain are clear proof that the village of Ravena’s clerk office staff are or were incompetent, and it certainly puts Ms Nancy Warner in a very embarrassing position, given her role as dominatrix in the clerk’s office and domineering its staff for so many years!

This unconscionable and gross violation of these individuals’ and likely countless others’ privacy rights, and the potential of exposing them to identity theft, by the inept and incompetent village of Ravena clerk’s office will and should result in any number of claims and lawsuits against the village of Ravena and its employees by these current and past victims of the clerks’ incompetence and ignorance. Clearly those former employees like Vanessa Hoyt who suffered indignities at the hands of the Bruno-Warner machine have yet another cause for action. Our recommendation to the others whose personal information has been unlawfully disclosed: Demand that the inept clerks be terminated! Demand Nancy Warner’s resignation! Notify and file a complaint with the state and federal authorities! File your lawsuits! Anyone else who thinks the village of Ravena has their personal information on file should immediately contact the village of Ravena and demand to know what precautions are being implemented to safeguard your personal information, and demand to know how that information is being used!

beating head bloodyYou Just Can’t Make This Stuff Up!!!

The Editor

 
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4 responses to “Ravena Clerk Discloses Protected Information: Aids Identity Theft

  1. Pundit

    November 20, 2014 at 10:16 pm

    It is just unbelievable!-to say the least!

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  2. RavenaJoker

    November 20, 2014 at 8:54 pm

    Amazing…. If I was one of the people on that list, I would be soooo far up the clerk and the Mayor’s ass it would be unreal. I would be calling right now at 8:52PM at night yelling at people on the phone that my personal information was released like that.

    When will people wake up? When will the leaders of our communities realize and accept they have a problem? I still hold out for the Mayor, but he’s gotta get on it and quick. I don’t see a lot of leadership coming from him, he’s running out of time….

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    • Tina Brooks

      November 21, 2014 at 6:48 am

      Good Morning,

      I can’t believe what I just read! I prepare FOIA’s as part of my job and the information given out w/this FOIA request is grounds for automatic termination…WOW!!! First and foremost when I start sanitizing a FOIA the information given out in this FOIA Request is the first bit (and I say bit because FOIA’s are no joke and can take hours to redact) of information I take automatically know to take out! Either these employees have never had FOIA Training or there just not very intelligent and realize that SS#’s are people’s lifelines and should be the first thing on their minds to take out of a FOIA…or maybe they figure they can do whatever they want w/no repercussions because that’s always the ways it’s been in Ravena/Coeymans Gov’t offices! If I were their supervisor, they’d be out of a job in heartbeat!! They played w/peoples lives and identities and couldn’t had been done by mistake????? What does their supervisor’s have to say about this issue??? Please keep us up to date w/this issue…I’d really like to know if these employees are going to be reprimanded for this CRUCIAL mistake(?)!!! Thank You.

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      • RCS Confidential

        November 21, 2014 at 7:27 am

        Good morning, Tina! Thanks very much for your very fine comment.

        We agree 110% with you. Anyone who has an ounce of brain matter and common sense would know how to properly “redact” protected information. Drawing a line through it or using a marker just isn’t enough. Try it. You can still clearly read what’s underneath. A REAL clerk (and we’re thinking of the very professional and yet helpful Diane MILLIOUS of the town of Coeymans and her well-trained, well-supervised staff) knows enough to black out the information and then copy it. Not in Ravena, though! Too busy hiding their crimes to waste time complying with the laws of this state and country.

        Another commenter hit the nail on the head when he writes that Ravena Mayor Misuraca just isn’t showing any leadership at all. He’s turning out to be a real dud. Well, now he’s facing some serious shortcomings not only in the clerk’s office but what are his village employees going think of all this? What are they going to demand?

        This isn’t just one SSAN and other personal information, it’s at least 11 individuals that we know of. How many more of these are out there and who has them? We’re wondering if Nancy Warner or anyone in the clerk’s office can tell us that. Maybe someone, someone like Ravena mayor William Misuraca should be asking before the feds and state start knocking on his door with warrants. Maybe we should replace the “Moose” with “Mush”, a word that better describes his lack of leadership.

        Stay tuned. We’re on top of this and other developments.

        Thanks again for your comment; it’s good to hear from someone who knows what we’re talking about and can share with our many readers.

        The Editor

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