Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Hospital Employee Stole Coworkers' IDs for Credit Card Fraud

A Florida hospital employee was arrested and charged with stealing co-workers’ identities to shop and pay her bills. Most of her 20 victims were employees at the hospital where she worked.

Police suspect she used the stolen identities to open fraudulent accounts and charge abut $20,000. The identity thefts were discovered when one of the victims contacted police.

"Police soon discovered [she] had stolen 20 identities to purchase items at Nordstrom and to pay her bills,." - Arrest report
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Sources:
(a) Woman accused of stealing identities of coworkers, going shopping - www.Sun-Sentinel.com, 08/10/2015

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