Former corrections officer admits stealing South Florida inmate IDs

Here’s a follow-up to an insider breach previously reported on this blog. Paula McMahon reports:

A former state corrections officer pleaded guilty Tuesday to stealing hundreds of prison inmates’ identities.

Bernard Beliard, 27, who was most recently assigned to the South Florida Reception Center in Doral, pleaded guilty Tuesday to aggravated identity theft and access device fraud.

Beliard admitted that he used his law enforcement position to obtain lists of more than 800 inmates, their Social Security numbers and dates of birth. The victims were housed at the reception center for prisoners between October 2012 and January.

Read more on the Sun Sentinel.

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