A former customer service advisor at Stockport Homes has been prosecuted for accessing records relating to anti-social behaviour without authorisation.

An internal investigation found that Wendy Masterson had inappropriately accessed cases without any business reason to do so. The records related to victims, witnesses and perpetrators of anti-social behaviour.

Ms Masterson of Stockport appeared before Stockport Magistrates’ Court and pleaded guilty to the offence of unlawfully obtaining personal data, in breach of s55 of the Data Protection Act 1998. She was fined £300, ordered to pay £364.08 costs and a victim surcharge of £30.