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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Nevada

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, July 31, 2017

Lab Technician Sentenced To Two Years In Prison For Stealing Patient's Parent's Information And Using It To Apply For Credit Cards

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – A Las Vegas woman who worked as a laboratory technician at a local pediatric medical practice was sentenced today to 24 months in prison for unlawfully obtaining the personal identifying information of a patient’s parent and using it to apply for personal credit cards, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Steven W. Myhre for the District of Nevada. United States District Judge Jennifer A. Dorsey also sentenced her to one year of supervised release.

 

Sherice Joan Williams, 42, pleaded guilty on Feb. 21, 2017, to aggravated identity theft. During the time the crime occurred, she was employed as a laboratory technician at Children’s Heart Center, a large pediatric cardiology practice in Las Vegas.

 

According to admissions made in the plea agreement, between about Dec. 1, 2014 and Jan. 27, 2015, Williams accessed the personal identifying information of a patient’s parent, then using this information, she applied for personal credit cards without authorization. She submitted a credit card application online from an IP address registered to her employer.

 

The case was investigated by the FBI and Henderson Police Department. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Patrick Burns.

 

If you are a victim of identity theft, visit www.IdentityTheft.gov or call 1-877-438-4338 to report and recover from identity theft.

 

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Identity Theft
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Updated August 1, 2017