States Attorney's Office District of Connecticut
|May 10, 2010||
WEST HAVEN WOMAN SENTENCED TO 28 MONTHS IN FEDERAL PRISON FOR IDENTITY THEFT SCHEME
David B. Fein, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that ANGELIQUE MULLINGS, also known as “Angelique Eubanks,” “Angelique Scott,” “Angelique Mullins,” “Angelique Sales” and “Angelique Salis,” 39, of West Haven, was sentenced today by United States District Judge Christopher F. Droney in Hartford 28 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for stealing the identities of approximately 40 health care professionals that she used to order cell phones on the internet. On February 9, 2010, MULLINGS pleaded guilty to one count of mail fraud and one count of aggravated identity theft stemming from the scheme.
According to court documents and statements made in court, from 2007 to approximately May 2009, MULLINGS worked for WellPoint, Inc., a licensee of Anthem/Blue Cross and Blue Shield (“Anthem”). In the course of her employment, MULLINGS had access to the names, dates of birth, social security numbers, and home addresses of certain individuals associated or affiliated with Anthem, including doctors, psychologists, nurses, and dieticians. MULLINGS has admitted that she misappropriated the personal identifying information of approximately 40 health care professionals and used that information to open numerous fictitious e-mail accounts, bank accounts and credit card accounts. She then used the stolen information to place online orders for cell phones in the names of some of the victims, and had the phones delivered to her home on Stevens Avenue in West Haven, or to another address in New Haven.
MULLINGS also has admitted that she changed the address on a victim’s bank account, ordered checks bearing MULLINGS’ home address and attempted to deposit a fraudulent check into an account that MULLINGS had opened in the name of another victim.
Today, Judge Droney ordered MULLINGS to serve a four-month prison term on the mail fraud conviction, and a mandatory two-year consecutive sentence on the aggravated identity theft conviction. MULLINGS also was ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $2,914.95.
This matter was investigated by the United States Postal Inspection Service. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney David T. Huang.
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