VA: Former Nurse Sentenced for ID Theft and Bank Fraud
There’s an update to a case previously noted on this site.
Capri M. Williams, 26, of Richmond, was sentenced today to three years in prison for identity theft and bank fraud crimes related to her stealing personal identifying information (PII) of hundreds of patients while employed at Commonwealth Primary Care (CPC), Inc., in Richmond. Williams was also sentenced to three years of supervised release and ordered to pay $34,906.15 in restitution to the victims of her crimes.
Williams pleaded guilty on June 24, 2016. According to the statement of facts filed with the plea agreement, in February 2015, Williams was employed as a licensed practical nurse by CPC, and had access to PII of patients at CPC. On Feb. 11, 2015, Williams accessed the PII of a patient who had received care at CPC. That same day, Williams used the patient’s name, date of birth, and Social Security number to apply for a credit card with Citibank. The application was approved and Williams eventually used the account to issue a balance transfer check made out to her for $4,500. After receiving the check, she deposited it into an account in her name.
Source: U.S. Attorney’s Office, Eastern District of Virginia