Ex-hospital guard, two others charged in identity theft scheme

The Boston Globe reports:

A former security guard at Rhode Island Hospital is accused of stealing identity information of emergency room patients and then opening cell phone accounts at a RadioShack store in Cranston.

Michael Bermudez is charged with identity theft along with the store manager, Hector Alvarez, who prosecutors say participated in the scheme.

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Authorities began investigating after a hospital patient from last summer complained when a collection agency sought payment of an outstanding RadioShack credit card debt.

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