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Lynwood Woman Sentenced To 51 Months Imprisonment

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Indiana
For Aggravated and Conspiracy to Commit Identity Fraud

HAMMOND-Acting United States Attorney Clifford D. Johnson announced that Angela Young, 45, of Lynwood, Illinois was sentenced before District Court Judge Joseph S. Van Bokkelen for one count of conspiracy to commit identity fraud, two counts of aggravated identity theft, one count of knowingly disclosing HIPPA information and one count of unlawful use of social security numbers.

 

Young was sentenced to 51 months imprisonment, 2 years of supervised release and ordered to pay $64,791.74 in restitution.

 

According to documents in this case, between June 2007 and continuing through October 2009, Young was employed at a medical facility located in Illinois and was authorized to have access to a patient’s individually identifiable health information and other personal identifying information (PHI/PII). As an employee of the medical facility, Young had access to the names, dates of birth, social security account numbers (SSNs), drivers’ licenses, health insurance cards, credit cards, checking accounts, and billing statements of the patients and their representatives, i.e. individuals who made payments on behalf of the patients at the medical facility. She used her position to take various patients (PHI/PII) without the knowledge, authority, or permission of the patients and their representatives or the medical facility. She then disclosed the PHI/PII to her co-defendant who used the information to open credit card accounts in the names of the patients and their representatives without their knowledge.

 

This case was investigated by the United States Postal Inspection Service and was handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Toi Houston.

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Updated April 4, 2017

Topics
Financial Fraud
Identity Theft