Former Nurse Pleads Guilty to ID Theft and Bank Fraud
RICHMOND, Va. – Capri M. Williams, 25, of Richmond, pleaded guilty today to identity theft and bank fraud charges related to her stealing personal identifying information (PII) of hundreds of patients while employed at Commonwealth Primary Care (CPC), Inc., in Richmond.
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 B.S., a patient who had received care at CPC. That same day, Williams used B.S.’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. The total loss amount of Williams’ conduct is at least $34,906.15.
Williams was charged by criminal information on June 17, and will be sentenced on September 15.
Dana J. Boente, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, and Maria L. Kelokates, Inspector in Charge of the Washington Division of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, made the announcement after the plea was accepted by U.S. Magistrate Judge Roderick C. Young. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Heather L. Hart and David Harbach are prosecuting the case.
A copy of this press release may be found on the website of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia. Related court documents and information may be found on the website of the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia or on PACER by searching for Case No. 3:16-cr-76.