Florida Health Clinic Intern Charged with Identity Theft
Daremia Nikeka Crews' cell phone was used to photograph 261 patients' names and Social Security numbers.
The Florida Times-Union's Dana Treen reports that Daremia Nikeka Crews, 24, has been charged with fraudulent use of personal identification information after her cell phone was found to have been used to photograph the names and Social Security numbers of 261 people on lists at Jacksonville's Brentwood Primary Care Clinic.
The photos were taken between May 7 and June 19, 2012, and the phone was recovered as part of an identity theft investigation conducted by the State Attorney's Office, the U.S. Secret Service and the Internal Revenue Service. Included in messages found on the phone, Treen reports, were instructions to "get closer" while taking photos.
"Crews was on an internship at the clinic as a student of the United Education Institute and was not involved in patient care, according to the hospital," Treen writes. "She is no longer working there, the hospital said. Spokeswoman Jackie Bernard of the State Attorney’s Office said the case is still under investigation and would not say if there were other arrests."