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.
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(a) Man pleads guilty to identity theft of more than 5,000 TSYS employees - www.WTVM.com, 02/14/2013