WI: Ex-VA worker charged with stealing identities from hospital, mail from neighbors

Ed Treleven reports:

A former Veterans Hospital lab worker used information stolen from VA records, from mail stolen from her neighbors and information purchased on the Internet to obtain credit cards and access other people’s checking accounts, according to criminal charges filed this week.

Elizabeth Feng, 23, of Madison, was charged Thursday with 17 counts of identity theft, two counts of misdemeanor theft and two counts of unauthorized opening of mail in the scheme, which began to unravel on May 30 when her boyfriend tried to make a legitimate payment on some parking tickets at the Madison Police Department.


Feng had worked as a medical assistant in the hospital’s pathology and lab department. She left her job on May 31. The hospital’s lab manager told police that Feng would have had access to patient information including birth dates and Social Security numbers.

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