Ex-guard pleads guilty to ID theft (follow-up)

Michael P. McKinney reports:

A former security guard at Rhode Island Hospital has pleaded guilty in federal court to stealing patients’ and job applicants’ identity information and using it to open cell phone and charge accounts at RadioShack.


Prosecutor Adi Goldstein said at the plea hearing the government could show that from April 2006 to February 2008, Bermudez, 26, of Regent Avenue, Providence, used his position to get the information, including that of emergency room patients. At the RadioShack, sales clerks, including Alvarez and Hernandez, activated Sprint accounts and RadioShack charge accounts in the victims’ names — using substitute addresses so the victims would not be billed at their homes.

Full story – Projo.com

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