Tuesday, May 28, 2013

More Tax Fraud Using Stolen Medical Records

A nursing aide has been accused of stealing identity information belonging to patients at a Winter Haven Florida nursing home.
"Investigators found personal information and names belonging to more than 100 people who lived at the nursing home."
- 10 News, WTSP.COM
Law enforcement officials say Portia Charlton used the stolen information to file false tax returns; she has received close to $70,000 from the IRS.

It is unclear if the identity thefts were first discovered by the nursing home or law enforcement.

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Sources:
(a) Nursing Assistant Portia Charlton Accused of Stealing IDs from Residents at Nursing Home, Filing False Tax Returns - WTSP.com, 05/27/2013

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