(Follow-up) Beach nurse gets 2 years for identity theft from patients

Tim McGlone reports:

Calling the crime “very disturbing,” a federal judge sentenced a nurse to two years in prison after she admitted stealing the identities of several patients, some suffering from dementia, and then going on a $14,000 shopping spree.

Erica S. Fowler, 27, of Virginia Beach, said nothing before U.S. District Judge Robert G. Doumar gave her the mandatory minimum two-year prison term. Doumar allowed Fowler to remain free on bond until Feb. 24, when she is to report to prison.

Fowler, who previously pleaded guilty to aggravated identity theft, admitted that she stole the personal identifications of nine patients while working as a nurse at Our Lady of Perpetual Help on Princess Anne Road in 2008.

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