Hospital Employee Suspended After Being Charged With ID Theft
A Greenville, SC woman was charged with identity theft and suspended from her job at a Greenville Hospital. The thirty-two year old woman, Danell Adams, has been charged with two counts of financial identity fraud. Law enforcement says Ms. Adams had access to patients’ personal identifying information and used that information for her own gain. According to investigators, Ms. Adams targeted victims with the same last name as her own.
One of the identity theft victims found out about the fraud when she went to college and applied for a credit card. When she was denied, she requested her free credit report and discovered numerous credit report errors, including accounts that did not belong to her.
“Greenville Hospital System takes identity theft seriously and thoroughly investigates any instance in which we suspect patient privacy has been compromised. Patient confidentiality is a top priority for our organization, and we will continue to work with and assist the Greenville County Sherriff’s Department in this matter,” said Dorman in a statement to Channel 7, WSPA.
The Seven on Your Side new story goes on to say that “Adams has a lengthy criminal record dating back to 2002, including bad check, credit card fraud, and shoplifting charges. Greenville Memorial says they did a background check on Adams, but hired her anyway despite the criminal convictions.” Full Story
Identity theft victims often find out about fraud by reviewing their free credit report from Equifax, Experian or Trans Union. Do you know how to request your free credit report? Have you discovered errors on your credit reports? Have you disputed the errors, but the credit reporting agencies have “verified” incorrect information on your credit report? Do you know how to dispute credit report errors?
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