NY: Leader behind hospital ID theft ring takes plea deal

Rebecca Rosenberg reports an update to a case first noted in June, 2015:

The leader of an identity theft ring that used stolen patient records purchased from a crooked hospital employee to pull off shopping sprees at major Manhattan department stores took a plea deal Monday.

Fernando Salazar, 28, admitted to buying the records of 250 Montefiore Medical Center patients for $3 a pop from ex-hospital clerk Monique Walker.

Read more on New York Post.

So he gets 3 1/2 to 7 years in prison, and the hospital employee (Monique Walker) only got 6 months in jail?

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