Foreign suspect indicted in UPMC identity theft tax case

Joe Mandak of AP reports:

A federal grand jury has indicted a foreign citizen in a conspiracy to file more than 900 phony federal tax returns seeking $2.2 million in refunds by using employee information stolen from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

The hospital network was hacked in early 2014 and UPMC officials said then it appeared as many as 27,000 employees were affected. UPMC officials did not immediately comment on the indictment unsealed against Yoandy Perez Llanes.

Read more on Greenwich Time.

Torsten Ove of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette provides additional details on Llanes, a Venezuelan, and the scheme.

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