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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Florida

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, March 26, 2015

A Miami County Resident Charged for Her Alleged Trafficking In and Unauthorized Use of Personally Identifying Information

Wifredo A. Ferrer, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, Rafiq Ahmad, Special Agent in Charge, United States Department of Labor, Office of Inspector General, Office of Labor Racketeering and Fraud Investigations (OLRFI-Miami), Kelly R. Jackson, Special Agent in Charge, Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation (IRS-CI), Paula Reid, Special Agent in Charge, U.S. Secret Service (USSS), Jesse Panuccio, Executive Director, State of Florida’s Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO), and Scott Israel, Sheriff, Broward Sheriff’s Office (BSO), made the announcement.

Cora Eutsay, 50, of Miami, was charged by criminal complaint with trafficking in and using unauthorized access devices to obtain anything of value, aggregating $1,000 or more in a one year period.

As alleged in the complaint, Eutsay worked for CareerSource South Florida in the Opa Locka office.  During her employment, Eutsay sought and inappropriately obtained access to the Department of Children and Families’ ACCESS Florida System, a State database containing the personally identifying information, including names, dates of birth, and social security numbers (“PII”) of individuals who applied for public benefits in Florida.  Eutsay’s employment credentials were used on several occasions to run queries in the ACCESS Florida database for the PII of persons who had previously applied for public benefits.  Eutsay then sold the PII of more than 200 individuals.

Mr. Ferrer commended the investigative efforts of the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Inspector General, OLRFI-Miami, IRS-CI, USSS, DEO and BSO.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jaime Galvin.

A complaint is only an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Related court documents and information may be found on the website of the District Court for the Southern District of Florida at http://www.flsd.uscourts.gov or on http://pacer.flsd.uscourts.gov.

Topic(s): 
Identity Theft
Updated March 27, 2015