(follow-up) Tulsa woman’s sentence nearly 4 years for credit-card fraud

David Harper reports the follow-up to a case previously reported here and here:

A Tulsa woman was sentenced Tuesday to three years and nine months in prison for her role in a credit-card fraud case that involved personal identifying information being taken from St. Francis Hospital’s computer system.

Teresa Browning, 36, also was ordered by U.S. District Judge James Payne to be under court supervision for three years after her release from prison.

Browning pleaded guilty May 26. She also admitted committing aggravated identity theft in relation to the plot with Betty R. Warden of Mannford.

Payne sentenced Warden, 46, on Oct. 27 to five years of probation with the first six months on home detention.

Warden had pleaded guilty to the conspiracy charge in May, admitting that from Aug. 6, 2009, through Dec. 28, 2009, while she worked at the hospital, she obtained the personal information of at least 60 people and provided it to Browning, another former St. Francis employee who was charged in the same April 6 indictment.

Browning said in May that she used the patient data – which included names, addresses and Social Security numbers – to obtain credit cards and make purchases with them.

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