Thursday, December 18, 2014

Woman Sentenced for Patient ID Thefts, Fraud

A Virgina woman has been sentenced to five years in prison for stealing patients' identities and using the information to access existing credit cards or create new ones.

The personal information of about 200 patients was stolen from October 2012 through September 2013, according to court documents.

"[She] conspired, from October 2012 through September 2013, to steal the identities of at least 200 medical patients." - US District Court documents
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Sources:
(a) Suffolk woman sentenced in identity theft of patients - www.PilotOnline.com, 12/09/2014

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