Monday, May 19, 2014

7 Years Prison for Identity Theft, Tax Fraud Using Medical Records

A Brandon Florida man, James A. Reeves, has been sentenced to more than 7 years in prison for stolen identity refund fraud (SIRF).

Reeves admitted he purchased Veterans Administration (VA) medical records from someone whom he knew who worked at the VA, and used the information to file fraudulent tax returns.

"Reeves admitted he purchased VA medical records from someone at the VA, and used the information to file fraudulent tax returns."
- US District court documents
It is unclear who at the VA stole and sold the identities to Reeves or over what period of time the identity thefts occurred. Organizations seeking to proactively detect theft of identities can utilize low-cost on-demand SaaS analytics services.
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Sources:
(a) FL: Brandon Man Sentenced To More Than 7 Years For Stolen Identity Refund Fraud - www.PHIprivacy.net, 05/17/2014

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