The individual is employed by a Department of Energy (DOE) contractor and has held a security clearance at the request of her employer since 1991. In November 2009, the individual was apprehended after shoplifting at a local store and the local police department gave her a citation for shoplifting. She reported the incident to the local security office (LSO) and the LSO conducted a personnel security interview (PSI) with the individual in December 2009. The individual stated that she did not intentionally steal any items and that she would not repeat her actions. The LSO concluded that the security concern was mitigated because the incident occurred under unusual circumstances. However, in September 2010, the local police department again cited the individual for shoplifting. She reported the incident to the LSO and the LSO conducted a PSI with the individual in October 2010. The individual explained that her actions were a result of depression and anxiety. The PSI did not resolve the security concerns and the individual agreed to be evaluated by a DOE consultant-psychiatrist.
Affirmed (OS November 18, 2011)