Receptionist faces 2 to 6 years in prison after stealing 650+ dental patient identities: 5 points


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Dental receptionist Annie Vuong was sentenced to two to six years in state prison after investigators discovered she stole patient information from the dental practice she worked at, reports.

Here are five points.

1. A two-year investigation lead to the discovery that Ms. Vuong stole the information of 653 patients at the dental practice. The practice was not disclosed.

2. Ms. Vuong had access to patients names, dates of birth, addresses and Social Security numbers. Between May 2012 and November 2012, the receptionist copied the information and shared it with a co-defendant via email. The co-defendant was previously convicted of other charges.

3. Once the co-defendant Devin Bazile had the information, he used the patient information to get credit lines ranging from $2,000 to $7,000.

4. With the fraudulent credit lines, Mr. Bazile and two other co-defendants purchased $700,000 worth of Apple gift cards that were later used to buy tablets and laptops.

5. A jury found Ms. Vuong guilty of 189 counts, including second and third degree grand larceny, first and second degree identity theft and second degree unlawful possession of personal identification information.

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