Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Employee Sentenced for Insider ID Thefts, Fraud

A former employee of a state correctional facility was sentenced to 20 months in prison for conspiracy to defraud the United States.

She had pleaded guilty to stealing personal identifying information (PII) and giving it to co-conspirators who filed fraudulent tax returns.

" [She] previously pled guilty to stealing personal identifying information, including names and social security numbers, from the [state] Correctional Facility ." - US Attorney's Office, Southern District of Mississippi
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Sources:
(a) Mississippi woman sentenced for her role in stolen identity fraud case - www.DataBreaches.net, 08/29/2014

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