Friday, August 29, 2014

Hospital Employee Gets Prison for ID Thefts, Tax Fraud

A former Pennsylvania hospital employee was sentenced to more than four years in prison for stealing many patient identities that were then used in a tax refund scheme.

In addition to the prison term the convicted man has been ordered to pay restitution of $409,779.

"[He] was sentenced Wednesday to more than four years in prison for stealing the identities of numerous patients as part of a tax fraud scheme."
- Philadelphia Business Journal
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Sources:
(a) Former hospital employee gets 4+ years for ID theft - www.BizJournals.com, 08/28/2014

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