Tuesday, June 3, 2014

FL Hospital Employee Sentenced for ID Theft

A healthcare worker,Yvonne Marie Johnson, was sentenced to three years in prison for identity theft in connection with Operation Zig Zag, according to the State Attorney's Office.

Johnson, while an employee at a Florida hospital, stole patients' identities and gave the information to others who filed fraudulent tax returns and obtain fraudulent credit cards.

"Yvonne Marie Johnson was sentenced this week to three years in prison for identity theft." - Florida State Attorney General's Office
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Sources:
(a) Jacksonville Woman Sentenced in Identity Theft Scheme - www.sao4th.com, 05/30/2014

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