Prison Medical Records Clerk Indicted for Identity Theft

Sasha Webb, a former medical records clerk at an Alabama Department of Corrections facility in Elmore County, Ala., was recently charged with conspiracy to file false claims, mail fraud and aggravated identity theft, in connection with a stolen identity refund fraud (SIRF) scheme.

Webb was arrested on December 20, 2013.

As part of her job, Webb had access to inmates’ personal information, which she allegedly sold to co-conspirators Jacqueline Slaton and Harvey James, who then used the data to file hundreds of fraudulent tax returns claiming more than $1 million in refunds.

Slaton was sentenced to 70 months in prison and ordered to pay restitution of more than $100,000 in October of 2012, and?James pled guilty to one count of mail fraud and one count of aggravated identity theft in October of 2013.

If convicted on all counts, Webb faces up to 27 years in prison, in addition to fines, forfeiture and mandatory restitution.

Jeff Goldman
Jeff Goldman
Jeff Goldman has been a technology journalist for more than 20 years and an eSecurity Planet contributor since 2009.

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