Head Injury Association

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Date Breach Made Public: 
April 14, 2012
Long Island , NY
United States
New York US
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Dataloss DB
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A former manager was indicted for stealing the identities of patients.  He faces a 48-count indictment alleging grand larceny in the third degree, identity theft in the second degree, offering a false instrument for filing in the first degree, and possession of a forged instrument in the second degree.  He allegedly used the names and Social Security numbers of patients to e-file fraudulent tax returns and obtain over $200,000 in federal, New York, and New Jersey tax refunds. The scam occurred in 2006 and 2007. It was not discovered until recently since those who were affected were unable to work with investigators.  

The manager was convicted for similar crimes in the past.  He used the information of a deceased and developmentally disabled individual from a Nassau County group home to obtain a fraudulent debit card and was also arrested for credit card fraud near Atlanta, Georgia.

UPDATE (12/19/2012): The former manager pleaded guilty to 20 counts of second-degree identity theft and offering a false instrument for filing, as well as six counts of criminal possession of a forged instrument and additional charges. He will pay $20,000 in restitution.  His sentencing is expected to be on January 25, 2013 and he faces up to four years in prison.