Former WellPoint employee pleads guilty to mail fraud, ID theft
Nora R. Dannehy, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that Angelique Mullings, also known as “Angelique Eubanks,” “Angelique Scott,” “Angelique Mullins,” “Angelique Sales” and “Angelique Salis,” 39, of West Haven, waived her right to indictment and pleaded guilty yesterday before United States District Judge Christopher F. Droney in Hartford to one count of mail fraud and one count of aggravated identity theft.
According to court documents and statements made in court, from 2007 to approximately May 2009, Mullings worked for WellPoint, Inc., a licensee of Anthem/Blue Cross and Blue Shield (“Anthem”). In the course of her employment,She had access to the names, dates of birth, social security numbers, and home addresses of certain individuals associated or affiliated with Anthem, including doctors, psychologists, nurses, and dieticians. In pleading guilty, Mullings admitted that she misappropriated the personal identifying information of approximately 40 health care professionals and used that information to open numerous fictitious e-mail accounts, bank accounts and credit card accounts. She then used the stolen information to place online orders for cell phones in the names of some of the victims, and had the phones delivered to her home on Stevens Avenue in West Haven, or to another address in New Haven.
Mullings also admitted that changed the address on a victim’s bank account, ordered checks bearing Mullings’ home address and attempted to deposit a fraudulent check into an account that she had opened in the name of another victim.
Judge Droney has scheduled sentencing for April 30, 2010, at which time Mullings faces a maximum term of imprisonment of 20 years and a fine of up to $250,000 on the mail fraud count, and a mandatory two-year consecutive sentence for the aggravated identity theft count. She also must pay restitution in the amount of $2,914.95.
This matter is being investigated by the United States Postal Inspection Service. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney David T. Huang.
Source: U.S. Attorney’s Office