St. Fleur used his access to the state Department of Corrections database to obtain names, dates of birth and Social Security numbers of current and former inmates without their knowledge, according to the indictment.
"St. Fleur allegedly filed 182 fraudulent income tax returns using the stolen [inmate] information in order to get more than $500,000 worth of refunds."It is unclear why the ID thefts, which began no later than January 2011, continued until about May 2014. Organizations seeking to proactively detect ID theft and privacy data breaches can utilize low-cost on-demand SaaS analytics services.
- US Attorney's Office, Tampa
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(a) Former corrections officer pleads guilty to wire fraud, identity theft - www.TBO.com, 07/09/2014