The federal Drug Enforcement Administration has been secretly paying an Amtrak employee more than $800,000 over the past 20 years to steal passenger data that the agency could have obtained for free.

An unnamed secretary working with an Amtrak “train and engine crew” gave the agency private rider information in exchange for $854,460 since 1995, when the agency could have obtained the desired data for free through its existing affiliation with a joint drug enforcement task force, according to Amtrak internal investigators.

According to the Associated Press, Amtrak’s privacy policy allows the railroad to legally share such data with contractors or ”certain trustworthy business partners,” but the transactions were not conducted with the corporation’s knowledge. The secretary responsible will not be disciplined, and will retire instead.

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