Police detail alleged theft of IDs by former UMass Memorial employee

Brian Lee reports:

A former employee of the University of Massachusetts Memorial Medical Center in Worcester and her daughter and her daughter’s boyfriend allegedly stole the identities of approximately 22 people to buy cellphones and utility services via the Internet, investigators said.

Nine of the alleged victims were patients. Two victims live in Mississippi, police said.

The fired UMass Memorial worker, Katherine M. Benitez, 54, of 308 High St., Apt. 2 Rear, pleaded not guilty Friday in Dudley District Court to 21 counts of identity fraud, conspiracy, forgery, uttering a false document, larceny of more than $250, larceny of more than $250 from a person 60 years old or older or disabled, obtaining cable television service by fraud over $5,000, obtaining cable television service by fraud under $5,000, obtaining telephone service by fraud over $5,000 and telephone service by fraud under $5,000.

Read more on The Worcester Telegram.

I think, but am not 100% sure, that this is the same breach reported in May.

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