Woman Charged with Stealing Records of 800
IDENTITY THEFT—U.S.June 14, 2012
An employee of a Troy, AL, hospital allegedly stole the identities of 800 people for the purpose of tax fraud and has been charged with 22 felony counts including conspiracy to defraud the federal government, reports the Dothan Eagle. Assistant U.S. Attorney Clark Morris said the woman and her conspirators "were using the IDs to file fraudulent tax returns and would fill out the tax return so that they would get a refund." The woman reportedly used her position at the hospital to access names, Social Security numbers and birthdates of patients, which she then sold to another person who used the information to file the tax returns.