Ex-R.I. Hospital guard sentenced for patient ID thefts

Mike McKinney reports:

A former Rhode Island Hospital security guard today was sentenced to more than three years in federal prison for stealing hospital patients’ identity information and opening cell phone and charge accounts at a Cranston RadioShack — with help from some store clerks.

Michael Bermudez, 27, of Regent Avenue, Providence, received a 39-month prison sentence from U.S. District Court Judge William E. Smith after pleading guilty in August to conspiracy to commit credit card fraud, trafficking in unauthorized and counterfeit access devices (credit cards and cell phones), and aggravated identity theft, according to a news release from U.S. Attorney Robert Clark Corrente’s office.

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