Update: Former Virginia Beach General Hospital nurse's aide sentenced for using patients’ personal info to commit tax fraud

Doris Taylor reports:

A former nurse aide for Sentara’s Virginia Beach General Hospital was sentenced to 81 months in prison for using patients’ personal information to submit fraudulent federal tax returns with the IRS.

They say 36-year-old Emmanuel Effiong and another aide, Festus Ighalo are originally from Nigeria and are now U.S. citizens. Officials say the two aides used their positions to obtain the personal information including dates of birth and social security numbers from thousands of patients. Many of them were from the Hampton Roads area.

Read more on WTKR.

Previous coverage of this breach can be found here and here.

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