Thursday, February 20, 2014

Employee Pleads Guilty to Theft of 5,200 Identities

Drew Johnson, an employee of a company that manages self-funded healthcare plans, pleaded guilty to stealing the identities of 5,200 individuals.

Johnson abused the access to data his job granted him and took personal information including names, home addresses, dates of birth and Social Security numbers – information that could have been used for credit-card fraud or fake income-tax returns.

"Johnson’s job granted him access to the information, but he had no professional reason to view it,." - FBI agent
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Sources:
(a) Man pleads guilty to identity theft of more than 5,000 TSYS employees - www.WTVM.com, 02/14/2013

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