Minnesota Board of Psychology

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Date Breach Made Public: 
June 22, 2012
Minneapolis , MN
United States
Minnesota US
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A dishonest employee working as a receptionist for the Minnesota Board of Psychology was part of a fraud ring that included nearly 30 co-conspirators.  The receptionist was employed from December 2006 until May 2011. She pled guilty to conspiracy to commit bank fraud and aggravated identity theft and faces six years in prison.  Those convicted in the case will be jointly responsible for $358,780 in restitution to victims.  

Fifteen people have pleaded guilty and 10 others have pleaded not guilty in the case.  The identity fraud ring was able to make at least $2 million in fraudulent purchases and bank withdrawals. The fraud ring used a variety of methods that included dishonest employees and theft of sensitive information from cars, businesses, trash cans, and mailboxes.