Former Nurse Sentenced for ID Theft and Bank Fraud
RICHMOND, Va. – 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.
Dana J. Boente, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia; and Terrence P. McKeown, Inspector in Charge of the Washington Division of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, made the announcement after sentencing by Senior U.S. District Judge Robert E. Payne. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Heather H. Mansfield and David V. Harbach, II prosecuted 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.