Former Broward School District employee sentenced to 5 years for ID thefts
This is an update to a case previously mentioned on PHIprivacy.net. At the time, the emphasis of my coverage was on other members of the ID theft ring who worked in medical offices and stole patient information. NBC Miami provided more details on the school district aspect:
Jasmin Rembert, a worker in the teacher certification department, allegedly stole personal identifying information, including names, dates of birth, and social security numbers, of numerous teachers in the databases and sold the information.
Her job gave Rembert access to sensitive personal identification information from teacher certification databases.
Today, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports:
A former Broward School District employee was sentenced Friday to a little over five years in federal prison for pilfering teachers’ personal information and selling it to identity thieves.
Jasmin Rembert, who spent 10 years in the district’s teacher certification department, was responsible for 42 people statewide having their identity stolen, with crooks racking up a little more than $408,000 in credit card charges. Rembert had access to the personal information of all certified teachers in Florida as well as all the district’s employees.[…]