Friday, January 23, 2015

Nursing Home Insider Sentenced for Patient ID Thefts

A former nursing assistant at a Georgia nursing home has been sentenced for her role in a scheme to steal patient identities that were then used for tax refund fraud.

The certified nursing assistant pleaded guilty to stealing patients' names, dates of birth, and Social Security numbers and providing them to a co-conspirator who filed fraudulent tax returns. She was sentenced to five years probation and must repay the IRS.

"A former nursing home worker...pleaded guilty in an identity fraud scheme involving stolen patient information."
- The Telegraph

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