Social Security worker accused of texting women resigns

Posted at 6:38 PM, Mar 03, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-03 18:50:04-05

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla., - A local Social Security Office worker accused of getting personal information from women while on the job, then texting them on their cell phones looking for a relationship, broke his silence exclusively with 4 In Your Corner.

Despite the allegations, he continued to work at the Charlotte County Office until Friday, when he resigned.

"The first day it became a news thing, I heard some off hand remarks I just couldn't take. It was the day before my birthday. I just had to explain this to my children and I left in tears," Foster said.

"It was really just really odd. He was saying he saw me and thought if I don't say something I'm going to regret it," said Ashley Guzman, who claimed Foster sent her a text message 20 minutes after she left the Social Security Administration in Port Charlotte even though they never met.

Foster says he first saw Guzman a few days before outside of the Social Security building and asked someone what her name was. Then, Foster says he looked her up online and was able to find her cell phone number.

"I was cleared by my federal agency that it didn't happen or I would be in jail right now," Foster said.

Another woman who didn't want to be identified reached out to 4 In Your Corner claiming Foster texted her after she saw him at the Social Security Administration on January 4th.

"He said hi this is Danny from Social Security. I'd be interested in getting to know you further," the woman said.

Foster says that woman wanted him to text her.

"Her and I did actually meet in the Social Security office and she gave me her number and insisted I take it. I did. Whether that's wrong or not is an administrative decision," Foster said.

Foster claimed they dated for almost two months after that encounter, but that relationship didn't last. Both Foster and the woman have different accounts of what happened after that. Foster says he presented evidence to his employer that ultimately cleared him of disciplinary action.

The Charlotte County Sheriff's Office say they're still investigating and now looking into complaints from at least three different people that Foster texted them. Foster claims he hasn't done anything wrong.

"Never have I intentionally texted somebody that's come into the office that I've seen," Foster said.

Foster hopes his resignation today will restore confidence in people giving out their personal information at the Social Security Administration.

"It's 100% ok to go in there and release any information they need. It's a government agency and they don't tread lightly on anybody who works there giving out information," Foster said.

The Social Security Administration confirmed Friday Foster is no longer employed there.