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Outliers loves getting free stuff through the Internet. But apparently not as much as one California fellow, whose love of online swag seems to have led him on a Web-based crime spree.
Cam Giang, a former employee of UCSF Medical Center in San Francisco, recently pleaded guilty in federal court to using his colleagues’ Social Security numbers so he could earn vouchers for items sold at Amazon.com.
From January to April, he obtained personal information of other UCSF employees to create accounts with StayWell Health Management, federal prosecutors say. He supposedly took 382 online health surveys for StayWell using different colleagues’ identities so he could earn vouchers worth $100 each at Amazon.com, according to the Associated Press.
Giang has entered a guilty plea to one count of wire fraud and one count of illegally using a Social Security number. He has a sentencing date of Oct. 28 and faces a maximum of 25 years in prison.