The town of New Milford's former IT Director has been arrested on 49 counts of computer crime. This stems from an investigation of the town’s information technology systems and practices. Mayor Pete Bass said at the time of the audit that information of town employees who switched to state insurance plans last year was released online. School employees who switched were not affected. 52-year old Kendrick Protzman was IT Director from 2002 to 2019. With the reorganization of the IT Department, Bass asked the new Director to do an analysis of the System, and he uncovered the unauthorized breaches of the network. New Milford is offering free credit card monitoring to its employees for two years as a precaution.