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Government officials familiar with the investigation identified the worker Tuesday as Leah Carson. KTVX-TV first reported Miss Carson’s identity.

Miss Carson could not be reached for comment. An e-mail to her work address went unreturned. A person who answered the phone at her work number said Miss Carson no longer works there.

Department of Workforce Services spokesman Curt Stewart said he could not discuss the case.

Miss Carson works in the imaging department of the agency, which administers food stamps and other public benefits.

Mr. Stewart said the imaging department is responsible for scanning documents such as utility bills and other paperwork that would help verify customers addresses and income levels.

From wire dispatches and staff reports