(follow-up) NY: Breach of privacy earns time in jail

Kenneth C. Crowe II reports on a breach previously covered on this site:

A retired clerk at the state Department of Taxation who stole the identities of taxpayers, deceased family members and children to run up more than $200,000 in credit card charges will serve six months in jail.

Rensselaer County Court Judge Andrew Ceresia sentenced Walter B. Healey, 64, of 143 Oakwood Ave., to the jail term, five years probation and restitution on Monday.

Healey paid $20,000 at his sentencing and will pay back $200,000 to credit card companies. He obtained 90 credit cards from 20 banks using the fake ID’s, according to the state attorney general’s office.

Read more in the Albany Times Union.

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