'Idol' runner-up Bowersox finds out her records were checked in Ohio; 2 employees lose jobs

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COLUMBUS, Ohio - "American Idol" runner-up Crystal Bowersox has learned that personal information on her was improperly checked in her home state of Ohio.

The Columbus Dispatch reported Thursday that the State Highway Patrol discovered in May that more than a half-dozen people with access to confidential records looked to see what the state had on Bowersox.

The Ohio Department of Public Safety apologized for the breaches in a July 1 letter, which Bowersox's father shared with her only recently, when she returned home to the Toledo area.

Bowersox told The Blade of Toledo on Wednesday that she's "disgusted" but does not plan to sue.

The snooping has led to the firing of an Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles clerk and the forced resignation of a northern Ohio court employee.

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