FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami/AP) – Two Deerfield Beach women have admitted to stealing patient information from a Boca Raton hospital so they could file fraudulent tax returns.
On Tuesday Shalamar Major, 32, and Tanisha Wright, 27, pleaded guilty to a variety of charges in Fort Lauderdale federal court. They both face lengthy prison terms at sentencing July 22.READ MORE: Activists Say Hundreds Of Cuban Protesters Have Been Arrested Since Anti-Regime Demonstrations Broke Out
Court documents show that Major obtained the sensitive patient data while working as a scheduler last year at Boca Raton Regional Hospital. Major provided the names to Wright, who used the information to file at least 57 fraudulent federal income tax returns.READ MORE: Broward County School Board Votes Unanimously To Make Mask Use Mandatory For Start Of School Year
The total in refunds requested topped $306,000. Prosecutors say Wright had the money deposited directly onto debit cards that were stolen out of the U.S. mail.MORE NEWS: Teen's Death Investigation Continues After No Hazardous Materials Found In West Park Home
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