Wichita man believes identity thief was medical billing employee

We might one to cross-file this one under “dumb criminals,” because the fraudster was caught, in part, because she uploaded a picture of her ticket to a Oklahoma City Thunder game – and the visible serial number on the ticket was linked to a patient’s credit card she had misusing. 

Phil White reports Paul Vick is a retired FBI agent and former Wichita Police Detective, who began investigating when  he got a phone call that his 89 year-old father’s credit card number appeared to have been misused.

That eventually led him to believe Tiandra Crawford, 34, Oklahoma City, stole his dad’s credit card information and racked up nearly $1,300 in fraudulent charges.

Crawford is currently jailed in Oklahoma City on a previous warrant.


What bothers Vick the most is the way he believes Crawford obtained the credit card information. Crawford worked in pharmacy billing for Omnicare, a company that provides pharmacy services for long-term care facilities.

“And it just clicked with me that on the 18th of November, I had just paid the Omnicare bill by use of my credit card,” Vick said.

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