OH: Suspects stole records, identities and cars in 33-count indictment

Daniel Barnett reports:

The Franklin County Grand Jury has returned a 33-count RICO indictment against four suspects on charges that include theft, identity fraud, and breaking and entering.

A press release from the Franklin County Prosecuting Attorney’s office says that Jonathan Charles Knapp, 35, and Justin Lee Goins, 26, stole information out of storage units at two separate storage locations and then opened credit cards in the stolen individuals names. The indictment also names Frank M. Abrams II, 47, and Gary Ronald Smith Jr., 39, for one count each of fraud and theft.

According to the release, Knapp and Goins rented out storage units at Simply Self-Storage and Westerville Mini Storage and, once inside, began breaking in to other storage units.

The release says that the two men not only obtained thousands of patient files from a local dentist office, they also obtained hundreds of documents from a company that prepared taxes and restored credit.

 

Read more on NBC.

Going back through previous reporting on this site that covers an Ohio dentist and patient records stolen from a storage unit, it may that this is the Sunbury Plaza Dental incident from 2016. Sunbury is located in Westerville which is consistent with the news report.  Sunbury did not immediately respond to an emailed inquiry asking them whether it was, in fact, their breach.

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