Wednesday, May 28, 2014

NY Hospital Worker Stole Patient Identities

An employee of a Long Island NY hospital has been charged with stealing the patients' identities

Latoya Talbert was allegedly involved in an identity theft ring that began in 2011. The district attorney claims Talbert used the stolen identities to open credit cards at department stores.

"This defendant took advantage of vulnerable hospital patients in a scheme to make thousands of dollars of purchases based on the good credit of others."
- Kathleen Rice, District Attorney, Nassau County, New York
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Sources:
(a) Latoya Talbert charged with stealing IDs from hospital patients, DA says - www.Newsday.com, 05/24/2014

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