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Hospital Employee Pleads Guilty to Identity Theft

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Detrius Elliott, 43, of Clinton, Md., recently pled guilty to identity theft for stealing the identities of at least 78 financial guarantors of patients at an unnamed hospital in Washington, D.C., where she worked as a credit and collections representative.

Elliott stole names, addresses, birthdates and Social Security numbers from the hospital's billing database.

She then provided the stolen data to co-conspirator Jenaro Blalock and a partner, who used the information to obtain fraudulent driver's licenses, open lines of credit and rent vehicles.

The victims of the scheme suffered approximately $102,000 in losses.

Blalock was sentenced to 12 years in prison earlier this year.

Elliott, who will be sentenced on July 25, 2014, faces up to 15 years in prison.

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